I've been using for some months Linux Mint 10 64 bit in my Vaio laptop. Some weeks ago someone close to me, which doesn't have much knowledge handling computers or Linux, needed to use it. So, to simplify things, I temporarily removed the password on my account. I'm not certain if it has to do something with it (it probably does, of course), but since then, my Linux got messed up. When I enter Mint, a dialog appears with the message
Immediately after I hit the "Close" button, another dialog pops-up with the following message:Could not update ICEauthority file /home/blacknail/JCEauthority
Again, after hitting the "Close" button, the system resumes loading, but with a third dialog displaying an error:There is a problem with the configuration server. (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)
The window has two options: "Don't Delete" and "Delete". Either if I choose any of the options, the pop up goes away but I'm only left with the Mint welcome screen and the system bar (without the menu button), so I can't do anything. Still, when I close the welcome window, another warning appears, sayingThe panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_mintMenu". Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?
The scenario continues: I have nothing but the desktop with the system bar, without the menu.Nautilus could not create the following required folders: /home/blacknail/Desktop, /home/blacknail/.nautilus. Before running Nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that Nautilus can create them.
I alreday intended to install another Linux Mint version, and although I have the majority of my data in a safe place, there are some things I would like to back up from my distro. So, I need to copy some files before reinstalling Mint. If I try to run a Linux Mint live CD to accomplish that, I can't access my files, a message about not having enough permissions to do that is displayed.
So, does anyone have an idea how can I recover my data?
Thank you all,