Good afternoon. My name is Dave.
Yesterday, I was researching around the web for a guide on how to administer a lock screen setting on any given computer.
I came across your guide at : https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/desktop-lockscreen.html.en
After performing the steps within the guide, I ran the command “sudo dconf update” because I was not using the root user ( mistake? )
I rebooted my computer a short while later and noticed that my user name was switched from “dave” to my full name which was odd.
Also, my desktop is different. Many apps are not running when they ought to be, I have been logged out of many web pages that I use daily, and I am unable to configure any settings within terminal preferences or even the gnome-control-center. For instance, I am unable to show/hide dock or move it to the right side of my monitor. All of my settings are grayed out and anything not grayed out, does not save when I change those settings.
I am willing to chalk this up to be due to my inexperience with gnome ie: “sudo” dconf update. However, I am need of assistance from you all specifically as nobody at my work nor fellow everyday linux user friends( online or personally known ) can troubleshoot my issue successfully.