I had a power outage the other day and when I started Ubuntu afterwards it told me that it found some errors on disk, fixed them and restarted. Then I finally got to login and:
- I have all my regular files in my home directory
- I am missing all my gnome settings (from wifi passkeys that were saved to desktop background to chrome profile)
- My firefox retained all the settings
- [can provide more symptoms, if that would help]
My home directory used to be encrypted, and following the steps here, I see it still is. I have tried restarting / logging in-out and once saw my wallpaper appear (and then the session crashed...). So I believe that the settings are still "out-there". So, what can I check / how can I understand what exactly is my situation and whether (and how) I can recover all my settings?