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18.04 = circular login problem on system freeze


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On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 6:33 AM, Ralf Mardorf <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:09:11 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
>>Same  dconf-WARNING : failed to commit changes to deconf: Error
>>spawning command line 'dbus-launch --autolaunch"
>
> I'm running out of ideas. Using gsettings this way by a script,
> launched when running an Ubuntu flavour live media works for me.
>
> OTOH I'm logged in as the user where I want to change the gsettings,
> I'm just doing it with root privileges, not from another non-root user.
>
> Can't you login in text mode by pushing Ctrl + Alt + F2?
>
> If you could do that, log in as dan and run
>
> gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-apps-at-top false
>
> If not, consider to use a live media, too and to mount your broken
> Ubuntu install, then run
>
> sudo -i
> apt update
> apt install systemd-container
> systemd-nspawn -bqD /mount/Point/of/the/mounted/ubuntu/install
>
> replace /mount/point/of/the/mounted/ubuntu/install, by the real mount
> point, which likely is something like /media/foo/bar, or /mnt/bar.
>
> Log in as user dan and simply run
>
> gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock show-apps-at-top false
>
> Ubuntu flavour live media is for an Ubuntu flavour install DVD, by
> booting it, without installing it.
>
> Hth,
> Ralf
>
>
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I have not been able to login with Ctrl + Alt + F# key combination.
Ill try to the live image option.