thegreatgazoo wrote:Sounds like his home directory was encrypted. His login password was used to decrypt his home directory. If he forgot his password and you changed it by using recovery mode, it will attempt to log in, but his home directory will be inaccessible. So when the desktop environment tries to load the user settings from the user's home directory, it spits out errors. Then usually you are left with a blank desktop.
You can press "alt+ctrl+F1at the login screen to get a terminal and log in there with his current username and password.
After that create a new user for him and forget about the old one. Unfortunately, hisold files will remain inaccessible.
Adding newuser in terminal:
Log in first
Type "sudo adduser uncle" (without the quotes, replace "uncle" with whatever you want.), enter current password when prompted.
Enter the new user password and details when prompted
When done, press Ctrl+alt+F7 to get back to the login screen.
Log in as new user.
Hope this helps
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