So I updated the kernel due to other issues and that involved adding Ubuntu 22, doing some stuff and then removing it.
That went fine. One aspect was to add libssl3 package.
Now, as a direct consequence, I can't log in to my Zorin it simply tries and loops.
I can access the command prompt.
Old kernal was 5.15.0
New kernal is 6.0.19
I need some way so the zorin on the new kernel accepts my password.
I have looked up other questions on this and they relate to other reasons (lack of disk space, etc.).
How can I set zorin OS GUI to accept my correct password ?
I recently had a similar issue.
If when you login you choose advanced options for Zorin startup, and then choose an option for a previous kernel and that should work. Once you're in and running you can then uninstall the more recent kernel or otherwise work on resolving the pwd issue .
I highly recommend using the TuxInvader Kernel on Zorin OS 16 if you need to elevate beyond the Zorin OS Supplied kernel.
It is solid, true and just works. The below command will install the 6.3 kernel:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tuxinvader/lts-mainline
sudo apt update && sudo apt install linux-generic-6.03
It is not necessary to remove the repository afterwards.