Sorry to be a pest this week, but I have another issue, and I’m hoping you folks can help!
Here’s what happened…
I was using LibreOffice on my Desktop PC, which is running Ubuntu Mate 18.04. I was just editing a 20 page document, when I suddenly received an error message. It was telling me that I was out of memory in a backup folder for LibreOffice. I went to the folder it showed me ( I cannot remember the path) but I did not want to risk losing my file. Another message came up saying I was running out of space in another folder ( I cannot remember which one) and that I needed to empty the Trash. I did so but LibreOffice was still giving me the same message and I could not close it. I figured the program had crashed and I could not locate the process in the System Monitor to end it. Maybe it was a wrong move, but I decided to reboot the system.
Now I’m stuck at a login screen with green wallpaper. I have three accounts on this machine and I cannot log into ANY of them! I’m told my password cannot be accepted. I have a USB Stick with Ubuntu Mate on it and can boot my system into “Try before you install mode”. I was able to make a quickie backup of my essential files. I can use that trick again to gain access to my system. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Do I need to change my password? If so, How? I just need access to my central account, the other two are guest accounts with nothing important.
I’m receptive to any and all ideas right now, just trying to avoid reinstalling everything!
Thanks in advance for all your help!
P.S. This problem persists through repeated reboots, and I don’t think it’s a keyboard issue. I will try a few more keyboards from my junk bin to make sure!