Ubuntu 20.04 LTS stuck login loop: General Solution

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa is the latest Linux distro from Ubuntu developers with Long term support for Server and Desktop. Recently, I have started using it but later, after a few updates and upgrade, I got a problem, it stuck on login screen in the loop. Even I was entering the right password but it didn’t let me log in my Desktop. Thus, again and again, I end up with Ubuntu 20.04 Login screen which was frustrated.

If you are facing the same problem, recently and want to break the loop, then here is the common thing which I have done and want to share with you the same.

On Login screen of Ubuntu 20.04 where I have been stuck for some time, I simply switch to get command mode. For that press, CTRL+ALT+F3, this will drop you on the command line interface with login option.

However, to exit Command line, you can use keyboard shortcut that is CTRL+ALT+F2,  to get back the Graphical User Interface.

Enter your Ubuntu user name along with the password which you are using so far. Now, simply first update and then run upgrade command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Finally, reboot the system with:


Now, this time when you try to login Ubuntu 20.04, you will be able to, successfully. I had tried it on Focal fossa but surely you can do it with previous Ubtunu 19.10 or 18.04 LTS if you have similar kind of problem there.

Nevertheless, if you have tried out this method and didn’t work, then eventually you have hit and tried some other solutions. Thus, please let us know which one worked successfully for you in the comment section, it will help others tremendously… Thanks.


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