I had just figure out that to change the default shell, I had to go to Control Panel, System Management, User and change it there. (Command line change had no effect, desktop being used was lxde.)
I did so and then clicked on Save. No message that it had saved, maybe I didn’t click hard enough.
So I clicked “Save” again.
Message: “Unknown user”.
I rebooted and the login choice is Charlie &. I log in with my root password thinking I can go to control panel/lifesaver and do a snapshot restore. No such luck - the control panel windows opens and then closes immediately.
User jimserac apparently no longer exists. Please don’t tell me this is normal behavior, it can’t be.
Surprising fragility for such an important part of the system.
Is there a way to restore my user or is it reinstall time ? The folders /usr/home/jimserac is still there.