While installing workspaces to dock (an extension of Gnome shell) , I needed to restart gnome shell and it became unresponsive after restarting using alt+F2 r enter - ubuntu 18.04
Only mouse is moving , no clicks working , no keyboard keys working (except function keys, ctrl , alt).
My question is, How do I completely restart gnome shell to make it function properly?
I also tried other methods to restart such as
sudo service gdm restart sudo service gdm3 restart gnome-shell --replace sudo service lightdm restart sudo /etc/init.d/gdm3 restart systemctl restart gdm.service
And many more. By using shell by pressing ctrl + alt + f4, but none worked.
On restarting, the system is loaded and the GUI also, but everything is again unresponsive.
I also tried entering the terminal using recovery mode and updating the system and restarting all the services but none proved helpful.
Everything works fine till the login screen, however entering the password take me to my regular desktop, which is as I told is unresponsive again. No components of GUI seems to be broken, yet it is unresponsive.
Notifications such as a new e-mail arrived are also popping up , but none of my input is accepted, even I can't restart the system using Graphical interface.
What I can access is the text console by pressing ctrl + alt + F4