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After initial setup, having created some user accounts with the encrypted home option, I did a command line passwd change. This seems to cause the login password to no longer function as the decryption requires since the GUI returns - Could not update .ICEauthority (Logout). I have my hexadecimal mount passphrase and am able to get to a point where ecryptfs-recover-private successfully mounts files to a /tmp directory but filenames are not discernable to me. Can someone please tell me step-by-step directions to bring said user account back to normal working order?

Note: I've lost root access as well though have additional administrator accounts with sudo privileges.

P.S. I think the command line password change may not update something to do with PAM thereby causing my problem?¿?

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I personally never used encrypted /home folder. Anyway , After searching few place, I think this unixtitan.net/main/2010/11/16/… help you. –  g_p Feb 22 at 4:15
    
Thank you, will cross my fingers & check it out. –  user250956 Feb 23 at 0:54
    
Doh!! [Page not found 404]. –  user250956 Feb 23 at 1:06
    
Oh sorry. Here is the new link –  g_p Feb 23 at 4:12

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