So there I am at home scrolling though the forum, stumbling upon a huge Topic about PacUI. I think I may as well read (good idea). But then I thought, I have installed it already a few months ago. Let's check it out (bad idea).
Oh! There is a shiny option: Maintain System
I'm down for that.
Let's click on aaaall the options and maintain this awesome system. Let's allow pacdiff to change all the configs without paying attention. That sounds like a good idea.
Oops! Suddenly an error. Polkit is not working. Let's try and do a simple sudo. Nope. Polkit objects.
And here the panic ensues.
- Did I change polkit ?
- Did I change pam.d ?
- If I logout that's it!!!
- I have to work tomorrow from home, and it's nearly midnight.
So think! Think all these posts you have read, all the replies, search the forum (apparently nobody has ever been that stupid before !!!), search the wiki. Oh man! I know.
su become root and start fixing! Polkit complains! How the hell do I fix polkit and pam.d ? I don't remember, I haven't done it in years. Damn you calamares and your easy installation! And if I do, I cannot change the files because polkit will not let me.
Backups! That's it! I was planning to setup Timeshift. Well no I did not. I forgot! (The stupidity increases)
OK. Now I remember. I have a USB here with Ventoy and I think there is a Manjaro ISO inside. Yes there it is. Yes! The magic command:
Well OK. I chrooted. Now what? How do I fix this ? I don't remember pam.d by heart! I need an easy fix.
Hmmm! Some users in the forums had suggested to create another user in the machine in some issues.
Ok. useradd successful. Login. Success! Access my home folder. Success! But I need to login with the other user.
I am in Gnome. Check User settings! There is my user. Unlock to gain access. Good. It works. Maybe, if I click on the Administrator toggle off and on again (IT Crowd Reference) maybe that will fix it.
It did! Hi forum members! Writing to you from my own account.
Moral of the story: Backup and RTFM!