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I forgot my Ubuntu 13.10, so I reset my password from revoverymode using "passwd". Now when I log in to my system the keyring prompts "The password you use to login to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring". I googled to change the keyring password but it requires my old password that I don't remember.

Any suggestions on how to solve this.?

marked as duplicate by Warren Hill, Radu Rădeanu, Rinzwind, Eric Carvalho, Avinash Raj Apr 13 '14 at 17:40

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Try live booting with a USB. Then check out this link, it is for 12.10 so I am not sure if it is the same:

How to recover/reset forgotten Gnome Keyring Password?

Another link:


Or if that doesn't work:

I would try getting a live boot of Kali/BackTrack, and use the password cracking tools on there,(or install the tools from another live distro) if no other recovery option works.

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    rm ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring – tgkprog Jun 3 '17 at 20:15
  • Comment above should be the accepted answer. – esmiralha Jan 3 '18 at 20:41

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