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[Solved and closed] Fedora 28 KDE Spin Timeshift [closed]

asked 2018-07-19 07:26:05 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

updated 2018-08-18 11:40:03 -0500

I'm using Fedora 28 KDE spin and I want to use Timeshift for snapshots of my whole system. Creating snapshots works well, but after restoring a snapshot the following happens: 1. the machine boots normally and after entering my LUKS password for /home the login screen appears. 2. Here begins the problem: I can not login to my desktop (password entering loops)

It seems that my system lost the password. What can I do? What are the reasons for this behaviour ? I do not want to change the security settings of my Fedora system, because I have not enough knowledge in this theme.

Please explain. Thank you.

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answered 2018-08-18 11:12:06 -0500

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updated 2018-08-18 14:51:10 -0500

The workaround on my Business-notbook HP 8530p is the following:

  1. Start a Live-USB-Fedora-KDE session
  2. Install Timeshift in this session
  3. Go into a terminal: sudo setenforce permissive
  4. Start Timeshift
  5. Select the appropriate snapshot and select "restore"
  6. Do not change any grub option!
  7. After restoring shutdown and start your system. It works fine
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answered 2018-08-15 12:48:15 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

m.p.kingsley I am sorry both tips does not work on my HP Elitebook 8530p. I don't know why Timeshift did not restore all datas accurately.

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answered 2018-08-14 14:30:58 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

Thank you m.p. kingsley. I will try it within the next few days and if it failed I hope I am allowed to ask you again.

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answered 2018-08-03 11:59:05 -0500

m.p.kingsley gravatar image

I've also run across this problem with logging into KDE when the /home partition is not mounted or is mounted read-only.

Are you able to switch to one of the virtual consoles (try ctl-alt-f2) and attempt to login? If the password has been changed/removed by timeshift, you may be able to reset it using directions found here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Howtoresetaroot_password. You can reset your user password by appending your username to passwd.

I know you weren't too keen on messing with the security settings (by which I assume you meant selinux), but you may wish to try running the restore with selinux in permissive mode (by simply running setenforce permissive as root before the restore. This will still record any violations from selinux, but will not keep timeshift from any actions it takes.

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