Can’t log into ubuntu via graphical login screen after .profile update

Thursday, 8. November 2012

I have had a scenario today after updating the .profile file where I could not log back in to ubuntu via the normal graphical login screen.

It turn out that i left the extra double quote in the .profile file (“) which was causing the error

To correct the mistake you will have to log in via terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F2

Then enter your username as well as the password and navigate to yoour .profile file to make amends.

Finally, Type: sudo reboot to reboot your machine and this time you will be able to log in normally via graphical login screen.

Same scenario may happen if you edit .bashrc file as well.

Crtl + ALT + F2

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