I updated graphics drivers today, which unfortunately causes a black screen at login. I want to access my desktop so I can copy certain files off the laptop while I figure out a fix, but I'm unable to open a terminal at login using Ctrl+Alt+F1.
Booting in recovery mode, I can select the "root" option to drop to a root shell prompt. From here, I can login to my user account through:
su --login myuser
...where I get a message that says "No directory, logging in with HOME=/". However, I cannot change directories to my Desktop, which should be located at /home/myuser/Desktop/. I can cd into the home directory, but it appears like there's nothing in it. Any thoughts on how to access my Desktop through the root shell?