Stupid is as stupid does
I tried setting compizSettings(!!!), as a startup application in Tweaks, which didn’t make any sense, and ended up breaking my login.
I was trying to use the effects of Compiz but they weren’t working so I did this nice “experiment”. I can’t sign in properly since, actually, I have my user set to auto login, but it still asks for my password and it just doesn’t login; it realizes if I input a wrong password, but if I input the right password it seems like nothing happened and I can enter the right/wrong password for all the eternity, and nothing will happen.
Why I don’t want to install everything again
I don’t want to make a fresh install, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04, keeping my config from 18.04. My vs code is just like I like it, the framework (laravel) I’m using is perfectly installed (took me quite a bit of time), etc… I don’t to install everything again. I liked my sistem before this happened to me (I also have a dual boot with w10, which I’m using less every day that goes by, I love Ubuntu).
What I’ve tried
Been like this for a couple of hours now, and believe me, I did my research, now I’m tired of reading for this silly mistake I made.
I can log back in, but…
I found the systemctl restart gdm.service command, which restarts the service and works… but I have to alt+ctrl+F3 and execute that everytime I want to login to my system, so that’s not a real solution.
I’m using gdm3, and tried lightdm, but…
I just don’t like the way it looks, reminds me of old ubuntu 12 or something, also the redglass pointer I like doesn’t work OK, and I’m sure I’ll have more problems with my UI.
Changing Xauthority permissions didn’t make any difference
Nothing to add there IMHO
My user interface is back to default
I had this beautiful dock in the bottom, that auto-hid, stayed in the middle and had icons as independent entities, with the apps I use the most and now it’s gone! Which obviously led to nothing but more work in the future.
Can someone please help me find a definitive solution to this problem?
I see it has to do with auto login, as I unchecked that option and when I input the correct password it logs in correctly. I do want to activate that option though. http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2020/01/login-loop-auto-login-enabled-in-ubuntu-19-10-with-nvidia-driver/