I have never used deja dup, and actually, when I have had to restore my configuration, I do it manually: from a full backup I copy what I want to keep. *Until I discovered that my problems were created by bauh snap/??? applications that didn’t update the application menu correctly.
Edit: the issue not was not caused by bauh, but some kind of app that need to update the menu launcher/start menu.
Cool, thanks @MrE! Just thought I’d do it manually yesterday evening. Because if it’s some sort of error with the user, it might be copied with the backup as well, where the chance is much lower if I do it manually.
I don;t see myself as a beginner user. Rather somewhere in the more “advanced middle”. Although when I read this type of thing, it makes me feel like a complete newbie. So I’m not comfortable with that kind of thing. I’d rather wait a bit for the update, or failing that, just reinstall.
Have also created a new user. The sane thing seems to happen to it. In fact, it happened on the first login try. So I’m relatively certain whatever it is, it’s system wide and not limited to my user only.
Do you, perhaps, know what is the command for getting the last reason for the session ending? I just want to see if there’s something that might give me a clue.
But as things stand now, I’m reinstalling over the weekend…
OK, so I’ve decided that I’ll be reinstalling it this weekend if I can’t fix it tonight. Which is a quite possibility.
However, something else that might give someone a clue as to what’s happening occurred a bit ealier:
I was unable to sudo in a currently logged in session, reaffirming my belief that it’s got something to do with thee authentication mechanism. I don’t know, I might be wrong about that, but that is my reasoning of what and why.