17 can not log into Xmonad or Xmonad throws me back to login screen after entering my password

If and when updates of haskell or Xmonad come in….

Recompile Xmonad after installation – do not reboot before recompiling.

xmonad --recompile


Super + Shift + R

IF you did not recompile Xmonad after updates of haskell then you can not login into Xmonad since the application is not correctly build and it will throw you back to login screen.

Basically we can not login as lightdm can not start anything.

With right CTRL and F2 or F3 in VirtualBox etc you can go to a TTY and run your commands mentioned above or CTRL + ALT + F2 on bare metal.

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xmonad crash

xmonad broken after update

xmonad broken after reboot

xmonad fails to login

lightdm fails login

xmonad recompile

xmonad –recompile

xmonad -recompile


can not login into xmonad


Another example to show you how
to get xmonad
up and running under 10 seconds
on VB and SSD