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Old 11-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #1
jonnoaus
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after installing an extension I can not login into Gnome anymore


I have installed the extension iss-above from:
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/956/iss-above/
Since a restart I am not able to login anymore.
According to one comment I have to delete the extension our of "~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions", but I have no clue how to do so without having access to gnome.
I am running Arch Linux with gnome 3.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 10:59 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

When Linux has finished loading, you can press Ctrl-Alt-Fn2 and you'll get a command-line log-in. Then you can use the command
ls -a ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
to get a list of the extensions. If you can recognise its name, remove it with
rm ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/whatever-its-called
Then you can get back to the GUI with Ctrl-Alt-Fn7 (or perhaps Ctrl-Alt-Fn1).
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:00 AM   #3
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I have installed the extension iss-above from:
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/956/iss-above/
Since a restart I am not able to login anymore.
According to one comment I have to delete the extension our of "~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions", but I have no clue how to do so without having access to gnome.
I am running Arch Linux with gnome 3.
While you can use the command-line to delete files if your graphical environment stops working on ya; does it display any error messages that leads you to believe, that it's the "extension" in question, that is at fault?

You can try the following to get to a command-line by pressing CTRL + ALT + F2 (the plus sign is not a part of the keyboard combo).

I would suggest some more details as well...
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:07 AM   #4
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Thank you for your fast response.
Sadly the terminal returns "deleting of ... not possible"
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:14 AM   #5
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Thank you for your fast response.
Sadly the terminal returns "deleting of ... not possible"
Which user have you logged in as?

The root user? normal user?

Exactly what command are you using to try and delete the file in question? (can you post it?)

First try the user account, you installed the "extension" under. If that doesn't work, you will have to find out which user account this "extension" was installed under, and try deleting the file using the root user account (sudo in Ubuntu).

Please post more details...
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:19 AM   #6
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I tried it with sudo, but it does not make a difference.
It returns something like "deleting ... not possible: it is a directory"
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:22 AM   #7
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Found the solution:
Code:
rm -rf ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/whatever-its-called
Thank you so much for your help.
I learned a lot!

Last edited by jonnoaus; 11-09-2017 at 11:30 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2017, 11:23 AM   #8
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I tried it with sudo, but it does not make a difference.
It returns something like "deleting ... not possible: it is a directory"
It sounds like you are trying to delete a directory, which will not work because you would need the -rf switch for the rm command.

Can you post the output of the following command:

Code:
ls -a ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions
Can you use CODE tags when you do it.

If your not sure how to use CODE tags, see this: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...do=bbcode#code
 
  


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