I just installed Leap 42.2 XFCE yesterday and I’ve been rebooting and logging into my user account just fine. Now, I can no longer login into my account. When I type in my password, the screen flashes and then it just takes me back to the login prompt.
Can anyone help figure out how to login since my password is no longer working?
I’m not sure how to do any of these recommendations as they are too complex for my skillset.
Would you recommend me trying a fresh install of Leap 42.1 which may be more stable? I really loved my XFCE desktop setup and how everything was performing but I’m not skilled enough to fix difficult issues.
Lets check something out. When you see the Grub screen, press the “e” key to get into Grub’s edit mode. Scroll down to the front of the line that starts with linux, press the End key to make sure you get to the end of that line, press the space key, then type:
Press the F10 to continue booting with the change.
See if that gets you into a desktop, it will help with the diagnosis, taking us a step further with whichever result you get.
BTW: Also, I assume you are making certain the numlock state and the Caps lock state are correct when you are entering your password. AFAIR, there is a problem for some with the numlock state switching at the login screen in 42.2.