I have Ubuntu installed on my laptop with the home folder encrypted.
Yesterday while trying to remove duplicate files in my music, photos and documents, I used
fdupes on my entire home folder.
I've deleted a lot of small files around the home that probably had the same size, so they were indicated as duplicated files.
Just after doing it I realised I'd probably messed up something, but the system continued working.
This morning when I've tried to log in as my user, after entering the password and pressing enter it just flashed dark and returned to the login screen.
Is there a way to repair the system?
I know that there is a way to try to recuperate the files in my home from a live usb, but after that I would have to reinstall the system and reconfigure everything. If possible I would like to repair the system rather than do that.
A good thing is that I have a backup around two month old done with dejadup from which I could probably copy the small file that is missing and is making impossible to log in.