I've seen this question asked many times before, and tried every single solution I found, yet none of them solved this problem. All my programming/computing knowledge comes from copying the solutions I see, so I do not know how or what I specifics I should be posting.
I installed UBUNTU on my laptop, and could not figure out how to change my password, someone else changed it for me and since then I've always had the .ICEauthority eorr, which I just skipped since it did not interfere with my work on the laptop. When it started to behave strangely I decided to update my version of Ubuntu.
I updated from version 10 to version 12, and since then the .ICEauthority error will not let me log in.
There is only one user on this computer, I cannot remove .ICEauthority for I have no permission. I cannot chmod or sudo anything because it "cannot resolve host" It asks for a password after that error and nothing happens.
There have been solutions that did not give error messages, and instead refused to return to the log-in screen if I tried ctr alt f7.
Right after the update it would not give an error and just did not log me in. Using a solution I got a different log-on screen, but the ICE error will not log me in.
If this is unsolvable, is there a way to retract files from this computer? I have tons of important .doc files stored in this laptop.
Thanks for the help in advance!