I have been playing around with some icon themes today and changed my icons to Windows Icons from gnome looks.
I have used it in the past, but now some icons seem to be missing or wrong and somehow I got thrown out of the system to the login screen.
Now, every effort to log in just throws me back to the login screen.
Restart does not help.
What can I do?
Sounds like something critical has been uninstalled.
Use CTRL+ALT+F3 to switch to a TTY and login
sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-budgie-desktop budgie-desktop-environment budgie-desktop budgie-core gir1.2-budgie-1.0 libbudgie-plugin0 libbudgie-private0 libbudgietheme0 libraven0
CTRL+ALT+F7 to switch back to the login screen and login again.
@fossfreedom Reinstalling/ updating didn’t solve the issue …
What caused the issue was using a corrupted icon package, Win10x. Maybe it wasn’t fully extracted.
The shortcuts you mentioned, CTRL+ALT+F3 / F7, to switch back and forth between the login screen and the TTY terminal put me on the right track to navigate to the folder and exclude the corrupted icon package from my /.icons directory.
That brought the system back.
Thanks for looking into this … it is good to learn something every day.
I ran in the same problem today: logging in in TTY and reinstalling solved the issue for me.