Zorin GUI Doesn't Appear Anymore

I did something weird to my Zorin installation. I was trying to eliminate the password prompt when I start the MS Edge browser and issued a sudo command in Terminal. Now when I try to boot up, I don't get the the initial GUI anymore. All I get is the Terminal command prompt for my login and password. After I enter those, I still don't get the GUI to come up. It just throws me to the Terminal command prompt. I tried to reinstall Zorin from a USB drive, but the system doesn't seem to recognize the USB.

Can you try

sudo apt install --reinstall zorin-os-desktop

if you're using core or

sudo apt install --reinstall zorin-os-lite-desktop

if you're using lite. If those doesn't work, try running it with --reinstall removed.

Also, can you please update your Zorin OS edition in your profile.

What command did you run?

You can reference previously run commands in the terminal command prompt with


I ran sudo apt-get --purge remove gnome-keyring

The reinstall command worked. It brought back my GUI. However, I have residual problems. I can't get my external monitor to display nor my Bluetooth keyboard to work. The keyboard has a Bluetooth dongle that I attached to the computer. Thanks for your help.

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