Hello all, I’m fairly new to Linux so please bear with me. I’ve been using Manjaro with no issues until today, I’ve been away and I haven’t logged on for awhile and I ran updates for all my programs. They completed successfully and that’s the only thing that’s changed recently. Later I reboot my computer, I have Howdy face recognition installed; it recognized my face, but won’t log me in. I try to input my password the usual way, and it says password is incorrect. I know for a fact I’m putting in the right password, I tested the keyboard input in another field and it is typing correctly. After searching I attempted to reset both my user and root password to something simple (abc) from Grub using the init=/bin/bash method; it says successfully changed, but still does not accept it, password incorrect.
Is this related to the updates? It was a large amount of packages. I know it said a kernel update was available, is this a known issue? Is there an alternative way to login or reset a password? I’ve read about deleting .Xauthority but I’m not sure how to without being able to login. Any help would be appreciated; as I said I’m fairly new, I’m picking it up but I might need to be walked through any commands. I’ll try to provide any information needed that I can get without logging in.