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Old 01-04-2020, 03:30 PM   #1
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Login loop Linux Mint Cinnamon 19,2


I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.2 last night. When I started up the computer this morning, I logged in by putting in my password and everything was just fine. Then,I switched it to automatic log in (Administration>Login Window>users)for me, after 5 seconds. I shut down the computer to make the change. When I started it up again, it loaded normally and came to the login window, delayed 5 seconds, went to a black screen for a few seconds, then went back to the login screen and kept repeating that over and over. I shut down the computer using the Quit button (upper right on the log in screen) and tried rebooting. The same thing happened. Since I am stuck on the login screen, I can't do anything else. I am totally new at this (See my username) and a little freaked out right now. Can anyone help?
 
Old 01-04-2020, 10:53 PM   #2
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Looks like there is a thread in their forum about this:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=261704

Apparently the nologingroup is considered "obsolete", and can cause issues such as this.

Running without a password is generally a bad idea anyway..
 
  


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