I was following a guide to install i3-gaps and successfully changed to it from the login screen. When I logged in from there, nothing loaded up (blank desktop) and it seems as if the keyboard won't work (I cannot access the terminal or anything else for that matter from the desktop). The only way I'm able to get out is to hit the power button.
I am on Ubuntu 16.04, linux boots up to i3-gaps which is completely unresponsive and I want to go back to the default window manager, with only access to the terminal in recovery mode.
I have it set up to boot to the desktop after the grub menu, so I never get to see the login screen. Because of this I can't change back to the original window manager.
failsafexdoes absolutely nothing in recovery mode (makes the screen black and then shows me the recovery mode menu after a little bit).
sudo apt-getcommands fail in the recovery mode terminal (I think this is because I have no internet connection in recovery mode for some reason), so I don't think I'll be able to install anything from there.
after a short amount of time in the recovery mode menu, the system will glitch out forcing me to have to restart.
Ctrl + Alt + F2from the desktop got me into that terminal.
startxto get back to unity
sudo service lightdm startto get back to the login screen. From there I was able to switch back to the default window manager