I've updated my repositories on synabtics the upgraded firefox to newer version, when I open it it crashes, while this I was having my hard drive plugged .. so I tried to reboot to fix Firefox crash .. From that point I can't login, tried many solutions as I can. Additional information could help you solving my problem that my computer reading the unplugged hard drive with its two partions .. tried to unmount it but with no success.

  • I'm a little confused as to what you mean by 'plugged/unplugged' hard drive. So, your system boots up to the login window, but your password doesn't work? Does it seem similar to this issue at Ask Ubuntu? – Time4Tea Nov 9 '17 at 21:34
  • Currently there is no hard drive attached to my computer, however when writing ls command it show the tow partitions from the drive – Mohamed Ibrahim Nov 9 '17 at 23:40
  • I've tried the solution in the mentioned issue but with no success – Mohamed Ibrahim Nov 9 '17 at 23:41
  • Can you login in tty ? – user192526 Nov 10 '17 at 20:01

Almost same as Ubuntu login loop


enter comand line

sudo su

login as root and

ls -a

to see files then delete .Xauthority .Xauthority-c .Xauthority-l .xsession-errors .xsession-errors.old files

rm -r .Xauthority .Xauthority-c .Xauthority-l .xsession-errors .xsession-errors.old

then restart

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