I am unable to login to my user account via both Xorg AND Wayland
I have Zorin OS 15.3 up to date.
I upgraded the system one day and was unable to restart the computer, I had the computer on for a few days, before I was able to power it off. The problem started after I powered it up. I also installed some apps from Flathub in that period. So I am unsure if it was the update that messed with things.
Laptop with i5 8250U processor
On board graphics (no Nvidia)
What I've done:
Tried to login using Wayland
- login loop persisted.
Checked Xauthorithy permissions.
- there is no file called ".Xauthority", just one called ".ICEauthority" that is owned by the user.
Checked /tmp permissions:
- it is set to "drwxrwxrwt"
Installed another display manager:
- installed LightDM, chose it as default, (think Zorin uses GDM by default?) and still had the same issue.
- after i uninstalled LightDM, all ttys (1-7) show terminal windows. no login screens show up after boot now.
And this is where I am right now. Would love if I could get some advice on what to do next.
I have some back ups from a some months ago and could fish for files with a bootable drive, but would prefer not to format the machine, at least until Z16 is out...
Thanks in advance.