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Old 2020-10-22, 02:41   #7
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Database er0rr

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Originally Posted by EdH View Post
Oddly, all my Debian installs broke when I upgraded either to or from Jessie. I don't remember which now. I do use a couple SSH only, but I can't login to a GUI session at all anymore, locally or remote. I've posted about it somewhere on the forum in the distant past. Basically, the login screen will not let me enter the password. It just erases it as I type saying that it was incorrect. I finally gave up and went to Ubuntu almost exclusively, trying to simplify.
That most likely a legacy dot file -- beginning with "." -- in your home directory. I think is a security one. ls -a with show it. I am pretty sure if you created a new user with adduser then that user would be able to log in with the GUI.

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