Suddenly, when I try to log into Manjaro, I find I’m in a loop. I enter my password. The computer does some magic, then gives me the login dialog asking for my password.
This is NOT the same as entering a wrong password. When I give a wrong password, I get the usual error message.
Somehow, there is an infinite loop going on.
I saw a thread about this from August, but there was no solution.
I’d like to get access to my files, if possible. When I use a Linux install USB, I can’t get at the directory using the file manager because of a “Permission Denied” error. I tried using the terminal, but then could not find the directory. I even tried this as root, without success.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
When I tested the system to see whether the login loop still happened (it did), I tried logging in via TTY. Unlike before, this was successful. I don’t know why this is, but there you are.
I found something intriguing in the file ~/.xsession-error:
xrdb: "Xft.hinting" on line 19 overrides entry on line 6
xrdb: "Xft.hintstyle" on line 22 overrides entry on line 7
xfce4-session: error while loading shared libraries: libxfconf-0.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So I’ve got two more question:
- Is this a possible cause?
- How do I fix it, if so?
Note that I don’t know how to connect to the Internet from TTY, which complicates matters.