I have an encrypted directory and autologin enabled. This has now resulted in a loss of my desktop. I've read posts on fixing this issue but I have a twist that is preventing it from working for me.

I did the initial installation, and setup the auto login for a different user. With a recent update my desktop vanished with a host of errors, e.g. cannot update .ICE authority.

The solutions I read suggested installing LXDE, logging into it and removing the auto login and re-installing gnome. I cannot do that, I installed LDXE but when I try loggin in the screen refreshes to the the other users login.

Is there a way through Terminal that I can affect the change (remove autologin) when logged in as the other user?

Hope this all makes sense.