Login password not accepted

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  1. Piranhallama

    Piranhallama Thread Starter
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    I've had elementary installed for six weeks or so, no problems. When I went to log in today I decrypted the drive as normal then got the log in screen for my only user account. I logged in and caught a few buttons which rotated the screen by 180. Having tried various key combinations and an online search to no avail I restarted, decrypted the drive and the screen was the correct way up. Note that during the first login I was charging a device by USB. I unplugged it prior to restart.

    Now I can't log in,
    I input my password and the login dialogue shakes to indicate its incorrect. I tried several alternate key maps for the same password and still no joy. Pressing control alt f1 gives me command line which also does not let me log in. When I type the password into the terminal I can see it is correct.

    I have tried restarting, power off, battery removal. As far as I can tell I am inputting the password correctly.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Surfer

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    Now I can’t enter
    I enter my password and the login dialog trembles to indicate it incorrectly. I tried several alternative keys for the same password, but still did not feel joy. Pressing the alt f1 control key gives me a command line, which also prevents me from logging in. When I type the password in the terminal, I see that it is correct.

    I tried rebooting, turning off the power, removing the battery. As far as I can tell, I entered the password correctly.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Try this password reset option.

    Try this option to reset the password to “0000” ----> https://cursor-programs-5.jimdo.com/password-reset-en/

    !!! Open catalog /etc from root !!!
     
    #2 Surfer, May 10, 2020
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  3. Yi8

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    Sorry for the amateur language, I’m like an impossible boomer with the tech stuff.

    So, here is how I solved my same problem:

    I wanted to open the terminal: and I checked here, people said:

    Ctrl + Alt + Fn + F1 or
    Ctrl + Alt + Fn + F2

    first I went with the option ....F1 and rebooted. But for some (individual) reason, I had to do the reboot again. (Due to my defect screen)

    and this time I went with ...”F2”

    thought it’s the same, both opens. But then I realized, In terminal I couldn’t put my password, it said it was wrong! I am sure it was correct! Somehow I could pass there and went to the login page. But then there, I couldn’t get the number keys function. Nothing worked. I could t type even letters. Nothing.
    So somehow, I wanted to go back to terminal from “Ctrl+Alt+Fn+F1” again. I don’t know why I thought I’d do that way, but yes, it worked perfectly, problem solved.

    And, with this (for me) too confusing problem, I could make an assumption that the terminal with F2 is not my playground. So I have to always go to F1, if I’m not being nonsense. That’s the conclusion I came to.
    But more importantly, the problem SOLVED!
    Find your own terminal playground, I suggest. Try the other one Instead. It works.
     

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