Ubuntu won't log in, gets stuck in lightdm with the words "Logging in" being displayed on screen

Bug #993764 reported by LostOverThere on 2012-05-03
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Like the title says, sometimes, after inputting my password into lightdm to log in, Ubuntu refuses to log in. Instead, it gets stuck on lightdm, with the words "Logging in..." being displayed. They never go away and the computer never logs in.

The only fix appears to be to restart the computer as a whole and just try again. It appears to happen randomly.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: lightdm 1.2.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu May 3 16:06:34 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: lightdm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

LostOverThere (lostoverthere) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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