Had an issue with Ubuntu 14.04 version where in login into the system would result in the screen going through various screens and end up back at login page. I had previously had the same issue but was able to resolve it with the help of my friend. This time I thought I’d try to fix this myself and was able to faster than I thought.
Here’s how I resolved it after going through a few solutions :-
So basically lightdm is the display manager which comes by default with 14.04. So when you google for lightdm here’s what you find …
LightDM is an X display manager that aims to be lightweight, fast, extensible and multi-desktop. It uses various front-ends to draw login interfaces, also called Greeters.
Basically this package manages the login interface.To me that’s not a show stopper, in fact all my work starts after login.So I just thought I’d try another display manager. There are different display managers that work with ubuntu, another one being gdm. I just ran the following command to remove lightdm and install gdm.
CNTRL + ALT + F1 launches the terminal window even when user is’nt logged in.
sudo apt-get purge lightdm && sudo apt-get install gdm
This fixed my issue. Now I’m able to login to my machine without a prob. Case closed!