If you stuck in the login screen and can’t load the Ubuntu desktop, follow those steps.
when you on the login screen, press
ctrl + shift + alt + f1. A black screen appeared? No? Just the login page? So try
ctrl + shift + alt + f2. Still the login screen? try
ctrl + shift + alt + f3. If the login screen still showing? Try to use another external keyboard.
a black screen appeared? ok, type your username then ENTER and type your password then ENTER.
ping 188.8.131.52then ENTER to ensure you have a good Internet connection. If you have Internet access follow the steps. If you PC not connected to the Internet, try to use Ethernet cable (wired connection).
uninstall/remove all desktop environments that does not let you log into the desktop itself
If you have ubuntu budgie desktop, uninstall it like this.
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove ubuntu-budgie-desktop
If your desktop environment if XFCE desktop, uninstall it by this command.
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove xfce
To uninstall LXDE desktop, use this command.
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove lxde
If you have any other desktop environment, search online to know the name of the package of it, then use this command to uninstall it from your laptop / computer.
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove desktop-environment-package-name
- update & upgrade all your packages on your system.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y
or just use this command
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y.
(if there is any updates or upgrades downloaded/installed, type “reboot” then ENTER to restart your computer)
- After that run those commands
note : if you rebooted / restarted your computer, press
ctrl + shift + alt + f1 to open the command terminal. And follow the steps below.
sudo apt-get purge fglrx lightdm
sudo apt-get install lightdm ubuntu-desktop
Now, we uninstalled all desktop environments, then updated the packages, then installed one desktop environment (
ubuntu-desktop) on clean operating system.
I hope it works for you! IF NOT WORKED, SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO HELP THEM.