Ubuntu 14.04 desktop crashed after installing VirtualBox

With the recent installation of VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04, my desktop wasn’t loading properly.

How to recover

1. Go into rescue mode

2. install ubuntu desktop again ( apt-get install ubuntu-desktop )

3. uninstall virtualbox ( apt-get remove virtualbox* –purge )

4. Still you might not be able to login to UI. In that case check the .XAuthority file

remove or rename the .XAuthority file ( mv .XAuthority .XAuthority_bak  )

5. reboot

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