Background: for reasons I forget now, 3 days back I tried to install a program I thought I needed.
I ended up with the laptop freezing at DEV /SDA1 clean xxxxx fields xxxx blocks etc
However i could access the non graphic log in via cnt + Alt + f2
Some things I tried
After surfing and trying various things I ended up installing desktop- didn’t help and lightdm
I went for lightDm as I although I could access the repair screen it would still not load but hung after: "starting Gnome display manager.
That worked and the start up continued with a graophic log in interface.
Problem is, it is now a Ubuntu 18 screen and the login password just keeps restarting.
I rebooted, went back to ctl alt f2 and the screen, signed in using normal name and password.
How do I get my Zorin screen and the original password login back please?
Just in case it is relevant, it began when I wanted to instal Geany IDE via PPA.
Oh, and I have cleaned the blood off the wall now Aravisian