I’ve Standard accounts for my kids on our laptop (Testing Branch), one asked if she could change her password. Thinking it’d be straightforward I said “Sure!” System Settings > Users > select her account > Change Password, enter and confirm lines filled in, OK.
She asks if it worked—“I don’t know, logout and log back in.” She logs out, types her password…the login options freeze up—the clock’s still going, I can move the mouse around but can’t do anything else. Had to force reboot (didn’t know how to tty last night) and either it rejects the passwords tried (incorrect) or it goes into this state. CTRL-ALT-F2/tty works for other accounts, not hers, always incorrect. X11 or Wayland, doesn’t matter.
I also tried changing her password through my Admin account to no avail. Changing the password looks like it works, but obviously doesn’t. Oddly enough, when I tried just switching user (from my account), the screen just went black—related or not, I’d like to just get my daughter’s account back. Can I restore her account’s permissions/password from the Admin account?
I ran into this post and feel this is the closest way to describe what’s occurring. Also, through tty, running startx KDE Wallet is the first thing that pops up, prompting for a password—I’m wondering if the password database/file(s) are corrupted.
inxi output (I’m not sure what extra info I might need);
speed/min/max: 1128/400/3600 MHz Kernel: 5.18.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 Up: 1h 30m Mem: 4585.0/7738.6 MiB (59.2%) Storage: 238.47 GiB (40.3% used) Procs: 265