keyring is a file that stores all sorts of (for example wifi) passwords encrypted

Gnome2 based MATE per default creates keyring here:


so if the keyring password is lost, only a new keyring can be created.

rm -rf ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring
su - root
apt update
apt install seahorse
Ctrl+D # log off root become default non-root user again
seahorse; # start seahorse

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