Can't login into my elementary

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  1. RandomName

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    I'm not able to access my OS anymore, when I want to login the login screen disappears for a few seconds, so I only see the background image, then my screen turns black and I'm at the login screen again.
    I tried to do that chown Xauthority but that didn't change anything
     
  2. Artificial Intelligence

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    any chance you have a nvidia card?
     
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    Yes I have a nvidia card
     
  4. paradise

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    You may can login in text mode with CRTL + ALT + F1, this way it is possible to check the logfiles what happens while your login fails. (back to graphic mode is CRTL+ALT+F1)

    Unfortunately this requires a little bit advanced knowledge, how to check several logfiles what happens in text/terminal mode.

    Maybe you can first upgrade your distro with the commands sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade to check if its better afte a reboot already?
     
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    Also my screen is now fully black I can't do anything, I'm only able to access the terminal over ctrl + alt + f1

    I could fix it now but I dont know what it fixed. The commands that I typed were :

    Sudo dpkg --configure -a
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
     
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    To get back to the login screen do CTRL+ALT+F7. I had the same problem, so this is the best I can do. I’ve even tried a reinstall of the distribution with sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to no avail. I can’t tell if I have an nvidia card. Please help.
     

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