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Stuck on Log-in Screen (Solved)
« on: August 19, 2019, 06:07:21 am »
Last night my P10 stopped booting.  I get to the log-in screen but after entering the password, the screen flashed black for a brief second and then went back to the log-in screen.  It is the correct password.  I have 2 other profiles, one of which has no password and they also do the same.  I have re-booted a few times, but no joy.  Any advice?
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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 10:58:23 am »
Hmm never experienced that problem. Only once it wouldn't come out of suspend and I had to do a hard reset because nothing else worked.
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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 11:04:54 am »
Hi kloos,

Please post the output of

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inxi -Fz
if necessary, from a live USB session.

Also, have you tried booting into the previous kernel? If you can do this, then post the output of the above command when running with the previous kernel. There was a kernel update recently and maybe that is your problem.  ;)

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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 01:57:51 pm »
Had to do it through live USB boot (sorry, I don't know how to paste it in colour...

peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.18.0-18-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: PORTEGE R930 v: PT330E-0DC044EN serial: N/A
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: PORTEGE R930 v: Version A0 serial: N/A
           BIOS: TOSHIBA v: Version 6.60 date: 01/15/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3230M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1208 MHz 2: 1464 MHz 3: 1256 MHz
           4: 1294 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.17hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           version: 4.2 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-18-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 260.2GB (1.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Crucial_CT256MX1 size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: DataTraveler_2.0 size: 4.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.9G used: 64M (2%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-5: swap-4 size: 1.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 722.8/7870.7MB
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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 02:45:01 pm »
At the login screen hit Crtl+Alt+F2

Log on in text mode.

then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
what happened ?

also run:
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df -h
does the output suggest you're running out of disk space ?
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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 03:34:36 pm »
Lightdm restart took me to log in screen again but when I tried logging in using the gui it took back to the login screen again.

I should have plenty of space on the hard drive. Udev shows 3.9g at 0% the Dev Loops all show 100% but they are low megabytes.

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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2019, 04:04:33 pm »
When it takes you back to the login screen, hit Ctrl+Alt+F2 again (to get back to the console) .. is there any clue as to what went wrong ?
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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 04:29:05 pm »
ok that is odd.  I did lightdm restart again to see if there were any clues as to what happened.  Before typing the command it didn't work.  After typing the command it did work so I am back in again now.

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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2019, 10:16:16 am »
Great news :)
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Re: Stuck on Log-in Screen (Solved)
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2019, 12:01:24 pm »
Follow up.  I just got a message from dropbox that said my harddrive was nearly full so I ran Disk Usage Analyzer and it seems that Steam has been taking up rather a lot of space on the ol' hard drive.  So I have deleted some old games we don't play anymore and hope that keeps the laptop going until the screen finally breaks (see other post).