I've been using a Raspberry Pi for 1 year maybe more. I installed Raspbian on it and I use it as a media center among other things.

Recently I accessed it via SSH and ran:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

I then shut off the client.

Now the Pi asks me for a password that is not the default, user: pi, password: raspberry.

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I tried using other sessions, like Ctrl+Alt+F1, and I can log in. How can I access the default xsession again?

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Try creating another user and see if the default configuration (automatically copied from /etc/skel) for that user allows you to log in. These commands will create a user named user59347 and allow you to specify a password from the command line (<ctrl>+<alt>+<F1> or other terminal window):

sudo useradd user59347 && sudo passwd user59347

If you can log into that account, something is wrong with your configuration files in /home/pi

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