Black desktop with all folders but no task bar after python

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glmorris
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Black desktop with all folders but no task bar after python

Post by glmorris » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm

Hi, I was trying to update Python and messed up!

Running Cinnamon 18.1, I tried to update python to 3.6 and then 3.7 in terminal, closed the terminal and then tried to reopen it, but the symbol in the taskbar just flashed.
I then rebooted the computer hoping it had just had a fit, but after boot up, my desktop appeared for a split second, then the background went black, there is no taskbar at the bottom of the screen, I can not access any files other than those I have shortcuts on the desktop for. I can't access menu or anything else.
Tried to boot in recovery mode, but it made no difference.

I have no idea as to what I have done, or how to undo it!

Please if somebody could help, it would be greatly appreciated, I have that sinking feeling right now, and feel dumber than dumb!
Thanks,
Graham.

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