Post-upgrade login loop in Zorin desktop after upgrade to 18

Post-upgrade login loop in Zorin desktop after upgrade to 18

Postby lynob » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:02 am

My friend upgraded his Zorin Desktop to 18.04. Now, at login, he has four desktops to chose from on the login screen:

- Zorin desktop
- Gnome
- Gnome on xorg
- Gnome classic

If he chooses the first one, he's stuck in a loop; he enters his username, and is immediately prompted for his login name again, never reaching the prompt for the password. How may one resolve this problem?


By the way, my friend has HP pavilion g6, I hope that can run the new Zorin
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Re: Post-upgrade login loop in Zorin desktop after upgrade t

Postby zorinantwerp » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 am

Hi

the last version of Zorin released is 12.4
I think it concerns an install of Ubuntu 18.04 on top of Zorin

please elucidate
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Re: Post-upgrade login loop in Zorin desktop after upgrade t

Postby lynob » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 am

uname -a


hp-pavilion-g6-notebook-pc 4.15.0-42-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 15 19:32:57 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


uname -r


4.15.0-42-generic


lsb_release -a


No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic


and now the grub menu, does not show zorin, it shows ubuntu as you said


https://imgur.com/a/o3ArLyd


But it's not my friend's fault, yesterday the software updater of zorin, prompted him to update to ubuntu 18.04, he asked me whether he should do it or not, I told him to go for it, because I thought that zorin is moving to the newest version of ubuntu. I just cannot imagine how zorine software updater could install ubuntu. How to fix that? Reinstallation?
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Re: Post-upgrade login loop in Zorin desktop after upgrade t

Postby zorinantwerp » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:21 pm

Hi lynob

thanks for the clear information - nice photo too

under 'software updater' a different OS update should not appear' I check daily every download and have not seen it (yet)

what I noted however is under 'software' you can download Ubuntu 18.04 (and related apps) now and this is going to create havoc
Image

admins should step in. ask assistance of Swarfendor437 (my default settings for software&updates have not been tampered)

yes a fresh install of Zorin 12.4 is wanted.

will revert
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Re: Post-upgrade login loop in Zorin desktop after upgrade t

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:31 am

I've had a login loop on FerenOS which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 and this is how I fixed that baby:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14197

As zorinantwerp has said, Zorin has not yet released the official next major release that will be based on 18.04.1 and not until that is up, running and stable will bits be updated to 12.4. ;)
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
https://trisquel.info/
https://www.opendesktop.org/member/257685/

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