Can't turn on Mint: tty1 login: Could not find valid key in the user session keyring

zer096

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Hello, I can not get in to my Linux Mint system. It requires a tty1 login whenever I turn on my laptop and then says it "Could not find valid key in the user session keyring..". I have attached an image of the commands and rewritten them below.
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I am a dual boot user with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 19 Tara 64bit for over a year. My laptop's model is Asus TP309NAH. I have the minimum experience of working with both of them. I was having several problems with Linux Mint. I'm going to state a detailed history of the last few things I did guessing they might help finding out what went wrong.

I had a long list of available updates on the Update Manager of Mint. I couldn’t update them due to a "Repository does not have a release file" error.

I was also getting the "low space on 'filesystem boot'" warning. So I applied 1,2,3,5,8,9 points from (https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html?m=1) article to clean up some space. I also uninstalled some softwares I do not use anymore. I restarted my laptop several times during this session. It was working alright.

Then I realised my LibreOffice was failing to save any odt file. It was showing a "general input/output error" whenever I tried to save them. It also failed to open any previously saved odt file saying they were corrupted.

I didn’t do anything after that and shut down my computer. And failed to turn it on the next morning. It does let me select Linux Mint system, then the mint-logo shows up. After that, it asks for some kind of tty1 login. I enter my password but it shows the following commands:

Linux Mint 19 Tara athoi–TP203NAH tty1

athoi–TP203NAH login: athoi
Password:
Last login: Sun May 24 22:31:27 +06 2020 on tty1
[ 106.935942] Could not find key with description: [01907df6acb01456]
[ 106.936001] Could not find valid key in the user session keyring for sig specified in mount option: [01907df6acb01456]
[ 106.936127] Error parsing options; rc = [–2]

What should I do now to turn mint on?

PS. Windows 10 is working alright.
 
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Condobloke

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G'day zer096, and Welcome to linux.org

I must confess to being in the dark every bit as much as you are

However......there are ways around this

1.Do you have Timeshift installed ?
If you do, you would be able to boot your pc with a thumb drive containing Linux...then access the Timeshift app on that 'live' version of Linux...access the saved snapshots, select one and return your pc to its former state
2. If all the above sounds like gobbledegock to you then you probably dont have Timeshift installed.
Timeshift is similar to system restore on windows. works like a charm. Check it out later.



read the stuff below...see if you can manage a breakthrough

3. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=241506

How do I switch from tty1 to GUI?
The 7th tty is GUI (your X desktop session). You can switch between different TTYs by using CTRL+ALT+Fn keys. For example to switch to tty1, we type CTRL+ALT+F1.Aug 22, 2018
 

zer096

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G'day zer096, and Welcome to linux.org

I must confess to being in the dark every bit as much as you are

However......there are ways around this

1.Do you have Timeshift installed ?
If you do, you would be able to boot your pc with a thumb drive containing Linux...then access the Timeshift app on that 'live' version of Linux...access the saved snapshots, select one and return your pc to its former state
2. If all the above sounds like gobbledegock to you then you probably dont have Timeshift installed.
Timeshift is similar to system restore on windows. works like a charm. Check it out later.



read the stuff below...see if you can manage a breakthrough

3. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=241506

How do I switch from tty1 to GUI?
The 7th tty is GUI (your X desktop session). You can switch between different TTYs by using CTRL+ALT+Fn keys. For example to switch to tty1, we type CTRL+ALT+F1.Aug 22, 2018
Thank you, Condobloke. I've actually tried the first option. I can access the snapshots. It only let me select one out of three. And whenever I select the one, It tells me I do not have enough space on the disk. I have no idea what it means. (I wish I took a picture of the screen to give you a better idea but I didn’t!) Can you help me with something here?

Also, about the third option (ctrl+alt+fn) you gave me, would you suggest me to try it on, even if it doesn’t work, I hope it won't do any harm?

Thank you so much for your kind, elaborate answer.
 


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