0

let me give an intro to the mess I made, I wanted to uninstall the older version of Wine using synaptic manager and when I marked for removal there was an option for complete removal. I didn’t think about it and clicked okay and didn’t check back. So long story short, the elementary desktop, and a few other key packages were removed and now I can’t log back in as it says “unable to login” Starting the session has failed

I downloaded the 5.1 ISO thought I can do the upgrade but there’s no option for that either.

edit: I installed and reinstalled the elementary-desktop from the terminal and I’m still getting the same error, I carried out an apt-update as well

  • how do you isntall it using terminal - via tty console screen or using advanced options for elementary os > Root shell ? – Bo rislav Jan 7 at 21:40
0

what I suggest you is to install via terminal also lightdm and pantheon-greeter. sudo apt install lightdm pantheon-greeter. Then run sudo dpkg --configure -a.

|improve this answer|||||

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.