Author Topic: Can't log into Peppermint  (Read 1386 times)

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Emegra

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Can't log into Peppermint
« on: April 24, 2014, 11:57:49 am »
Hi guys

Ok I've managed to do something embarrassingly stupid, when logging in this morning I decided to see what the Cairo Dock (Gnome) session was all about, and it didn't load up properly there was no menu and other things on the panel didn't show up, so as I had no menu or log out button  I managed to open the terminal and reboot, when it rebooted it bypassed the Login screen and went straight into Cairo Dock (Gnome) , so I managed to switch user using a Cairo Dock applet and got into Guest account and from there was able to log out and get to the login screen, the problem is that when I select my main account (Graeme) I can't select Peppermint from the drop down menu I only get the Cairo Dock (Gnome) option I get both choices with either Guest or other but not with my main account, so I'm effectively locked out


Any help would be much appreciated



Graeme

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Re: Can't log into Peppermint
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 06:35:18 pm »
What is the output from:
cat /usr/share/xsessions/peppermint.desktop
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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Emegra

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Re: Can't log into Peppermint
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 06:41:34 pm »
HI Mark

Panic's over, the thought occurred to me driving home tonight that I have Timeshift installed and set to do weekly snapshots so I was able to open Timeshift via the terminal, restored back to the last snapshot and everything's back

That's something I wont be trying again


Sorry about that  :-[


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Re: Can't log into Peppermint
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 06:43:44 pm »
No problem .. glad you got it sorted :)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
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