First off, I would like to apologize ahead of time for such a completely absurd accident to happen to my computer. Essentially I wanted to change my Cinnamon-mint theme on linux. But I noticed that the .themes file is hidden. So I decide to change my file authority from execute to read and write, thinking it would make hidden files show themselves. Which is obviously not the case at all.
So basically the highest possible privilege on any file is read and write. Then the ICEauthority error ensued...apparently my computer said I don't have ICEauthority at all, when I actually scripted the code to check if I own it. Because of this, I cannot log into Ubuntu or Cinnamon. And I was so frustrated with being unable to log in, I was preparing to wipe my entire hard drive in the root shell, but I could not do so.... because of my lack of file privileges, that I set prior to scripting a hard disk wipe. The computer basically said that I don't have the authority to execute the "wipe application" unto Ubuntu.So now I'm literally stuck with a braindead operating system. .
Is there any way to change my privileges back to what they used to be? Using the root shell, and then fixing the ICEauthority issue accordingly within the root shell??