Wow, I've really done it this time. I've locked myself out of my machine.
In preparing for a Cherokee language course, I added the Cherokee keyboard layout to my options. However, I was unable to generate any Cherokee characters by selecting that input device.
I found an article on the web which instructed me to use the
dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration command in a terminal.
Once I did that, I rebooted as instructed. Once I was presented with the login screen, I entered my password as usual only for it to fail.
After failing a few times, I gave my attention to what is usually a mundane exercise (i.e., logging in). While I carefully entered my password, each time, I get the message, "Sorry that didn't work…"
So, I brought up the onscreen keyboard… But the password box displays an asterisk for only the first character of my password.
I attempted to use the direct Unicode input method (ctrl-shift-Uxxxx) but the Cherokee keyboard has no "U" key.
Can anyone please help me troubleshoot this?