Cannot log in to Mint 16 - cinnamon desktop gone
Sorry to the moderators for this new thread. While trying to fix a sound delay problem (for which I have another post going), I followed a solution elsewhere in these pages and removed pulseaudio (to supposedly drop into alsa thereafter). I've now got a more serious problem. Anyway removing pulse audio using s--- apt-get remove pulseaudio, the following programs were also removed: cinnamon-bluetooth, cinnamon-control-center, cinnamon-screensaver, libcanberra-pulse, mint-meta-cinnamon, pulseaudio, pulseaudio-module-bluetooth, pulseaudio-module-x11.
The upshot is now I cannot log in at the mint petra login screen. If I could get to the terminal screen, I could reinstall the missing programs and I think I could get everything working again. Cannot seem to get the terminal though. The error message when I try to log in is, "failed to find session "cinnamon".