Installed Oracle Java 8 and now can't log in

I replaced open JDK with Oracle Java 8 following this link: JDK on Fedora - Fedora Project Wiki
I got to the reboot and now I can’t log in. I get to my login prompt, log in, and then it just freezes. All I see is my mouse pointer on a frozen black screen.
I have a backup from yesterday I made using Deja Dup but I have not been able to restore from it. I can log in with live fedora on a USB drive and mount my hard drive and view files. I need some help getting my system back.

The only thing that could have messed up your system, as far as I can suppose, could be something in /etc/profile
Booting the live iso are you able to mount your disk and look in such file?

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That sounds right.

That should have caused an error in step 10 in the install procedure.

10. Reload sytem wide PATH /etc/profile by this command:

    source /etc/profile

I did boot into live USB and mounted my data partition. I did not see anything out of the ordinary… I ended up shrinking my data partition reinstalling and then moving everything in my home directory over.
I’m on my new machine now. I have all my data. I need to find a better back up system. I should have been able to recover from my backups and could not. Bad on me for not testing Deja Dup before I needed it. But the good news is that I am back up and just need to reconfigure my system. @alciregi and @vekruse thanks for the help!