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GeneralNot sure I can ever trust Ubuntu again: im an idiot Pin
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You might be able to boot to single user. Generally CTL-X, at the boot screen, then add "single" to the kernel boot parameters.
Alternatively, get a Knoppix (or other) Live CD/DVD and boot from that. Mount the root partition from the laptop's hard drive, and blank the password in /etc/shadow
e.g from something like this:
k5054:$6$gVGCezrmD49p1H/a$S2YUlUknRaPHIjdskN6dQ1GJeZpxxg4hlnuCB68CO8ZgmGEmAQiYjn0wjc83bM8aGOaYTdprtva0rIRRGVLSu1:18108:0:99999:7:::
to this
k5054::18108:0:99999:7:::
Save, reboot, change password when you get logged in.
Next, generate ssh-keys for your both your Desktop and Laptop, and do a ssh-copy-id between the two. You should now be able to ssh in either direction without a password. If you'd prefer to retain the security of a password, add a password when doing the ssh-keygen.

If you'd prefer not to hard-boot the laptop you might be able to CTL-ALT-DEL to trigger a reboot (or a tap on the power button might work too). If the "Vulcan Neck Pinch" doesn't work from a GUI screen, you should be able to get to a non-gui login using CTL-ALT-Fn. I'm not sure which virtual console Ubuntu uses. Fedora uses VT1, and other systems uses VT7 or VT5, so try F4 or F6.
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