I am unable to login back to my os. and yes, I am using the correct password. whenever I login it shows black screen like it is logging me in and then it shows the password prompt again. after spending considerable time looking though this website and searching for an answer to this question, I did most of the things mentioned as a possible solution to this question but nothing worked. also, I was able to create a new admin account which is working fine and I am able to login to this but I am still unable to login to my main account.
from what I remember, the only thing that I updated from the app center was Microcode update, which was an update from intel. I was thinking to uninstall that but I am worried that it might break the system? as I don't know how to roll back to the last version.
what all things I have done so far :-
- reinstalled elementary-desktop
- reinstalled pantheon-greeter
- checked the permissions and ownership of .Xauthority, The ownership is correct.
- restarted lightdm service
- after upgrading apt-get, i installed xserver-xorg.
Edit1 : on this topic below, the person was able to resolve the issue after reinstalling elementary-tweaks and numix-icon. but I don't have either of them installed on my os. :((