Now some may say the definition of 'crazy' is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Here's one crazy thing I did: updated eOS (Loki, I guess) via the store and caused my system to fail in consequence. Then I reinstalled eOS, udated again: same result.

What happens: first, the system takes significantly longer to boot, next comes the login screen (after 3-4 minutes, I guess) and then comes a very, very slow login loop. I tried different users: no avail. Reinstalled lightdm, checked permissions on user accounts: same result.

I'm on a very old Macbook 2,1 with a Core2duo and 4GB RAM.

Will probably reinstall the OS later this day and NOT upgrade. Anybody with a better solution / experience / what ever might be of any use?

P.S. Please don't tell me to upgrade my hardware: not wanting to is why I use a lightweight Linux OS ;) Also, I'm not much of a Linux expert, not a newbie either though. I know my way around the terminal and stuff.

  • Edit: I found a strange solution. So: I reinstalled eOS and, because I didn't like the touchpad driver's jaggy feel, I installed Synaptic Driver instead of the generic one, which installed lots and lots of system files, kernel, etc. I'm not an expert but I said to myself: what have I to lose at this point. So: two birds with one stone: not only does my touchpad work much better, but when I looked at the Store, it said: System up-to-date. So that did it for me :) – Mathias Dubois Jul 5 '18 at 16:57

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