SSH or GUI Logins Hang Connecting To A Linux System
If Both Your SSH and GUI Login Attempts Hang
There are instances where logging into to a linux system via SSH and via a GUI login (e.g. logging in from a login screen) might hang.
For example, you attempt to ssh into a linux box, and it accepts your credentials, and might actually provide a "Last login..." message, but then hangs, never returning a user prompt.
(If you're logging in via the GUI, then, you might not get any messages, just a hang.)
One possible cause: A locked .history file.
The fix for a locked .history file:
Attempt to ssh into the linux box. Once your login starts to hang, then do:
- rm .history