Ubuntu :: Changed Root Password And Cant Remember It?

Jan 10, 2011

what can I do if I changed my ubuntu password and cant remember what it is?I only have 1 user on my system - me, and I changed the password today, thinking it was obvious to remember my new password, but I cant remember it exactly

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Security :: Root Password Cannot Be Changed

Jan 20, 2011

Protect against root password change[Log in to get rid of this advertisement]I have recently had to force a change of the root password on a linux box I was running. It was a test system which I had not used in a while, so I forgot the root password (not so smart).Anyway, I found that it was amazingly easy to reset the root password. Here is a straight forward article on how to do it.URL...

My question is: how can you protect against this? I see this as a security hole.I understand that the user must have physical access to the computer, but if I want to lock the system down so you cannot easily enter single user mode or the root password cannot be changed.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Does Not Remember Wi-Fi Password?

May 13, 2010

I hate to make a new thread for something that has probably already been solved, but searching through all the threads can be a challenge in itself.Every time I log in to Ubuntu 10.04 I am asked for the password to my Wi-Fi connection. About a week ago it was working fine, however after, I think, the second update Ubuntu was longer able to remember the password. Its not a major problem as I can access the Internet its just really inconvenient.

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Ubuntu :: Tell Empathy Not To Remember Password

Nov 1, 2010

Is there a way I can have empathy remember my account name but not my password? I don't like having it remember my password but I can't see anyway to remove it without Empathy telling me my account set up is not complete.i have ubuntu 10.10 64bit

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Ubuntu :: Firefox Keeps Asking To Remember Password

Jun 11, 2011

I've got a strange issue here concerning Firefox. Of some sites i don't ant my login and password to be saved by Firefox. The question pops up (below navigation bar) i click no and it's gone. But when i go to the same website, let's say, the next day, i get the same question. This issue is not related to 1 website, it's doing with all kinds of sites i log in to.

How can i prevent that FF comes up with that question to remember my login/password even when i clicked on No, do not remember? Pleae keep in mind that some site i do let FF save my login/password, those sites are regular visited by me. So unchecking the option in preferences i rather don't want that.

Who can tell me why FF keeps coming up with that question even if i click on no?

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Ubuntu :: Doesn't Remember Password For Router

May 4, 2010

Every time that the internet connection is lost (because of hibernating etc.) I have to re-enter the password for the router. It used to remember this but for some reason it doesn't any more.

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Ubuntu :: Cannot Remember The Password For The Computer If It Locks

Nov 19, 2010

I am running edubuntu in one of the classes of the school i support. My problem is that the children cannot remember the password for the computer if it locks. I have it set to auto login on the class user and I have disabled the screensaver asking for a password on resume, and disabled the powerdown options. So in theory it should stay on the desktop until they shutdown. However there is still the option to lock the computer and i am sure that they will find it and manage to lock themselves out of the computer! I am a linux beginner, but i have followed a few guides on the internet. I could really do with having their user with no password, so if they accidentally lock the computer they only have to click unlock to resume their computing.

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General :: Can't Remember The User Password

Dec 7, 2010

A friend of mine can't remember her password for the computer.When the computer starts it automatically loads her user profile, i can't create any new users, and i cant become root with sudo, i looked around on the forums and some stuff was very helpful in teaching me more about linux, but without being able to change, or remove the password i cant update. the laptop is a dell 910 mini.

At the terminal, instead of being: User@localhost, it's : name@name

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Ubuntu :: Network-manger: NOT Remember Wifi Password?

Nov 16, 2010

I'm setting up a shared laptop. When I connect the laptop to a wifi network, network-manger remember the password without asking the user if it should.Our wifi network is WPA2 enterprise protected, so we all have our unique personal username/password.I didn't find how to configure network-manager to not remember wifi passwords.

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Ubuntu :: When Setup The Software Can't Remember Choosing A Password

Jan 8, 2011

When I setup the software I can't remember choosing a password and if I did I know what it is! I have tried to enter these but it just refreshes the login box. I'm not sure if I can turn this feature off as it is really annoying?

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Ubuntu :: Couldn't Remember Mysql Password - Get It Running Again

Feb 11, 2011

I was installing zabbix and had to make some mysql stuff work... couln't remember my mysql password, so figured i'd uninstall mysql and reinstall. so i did:


i was admittedly stoned when doing this, but it has uninstall a LOT of other stuff. including xbmc. no problem, i'm an idiot but i'll just reinstall xbmc and the other stuff


how i can get this running again or would it just be easier to reinstall.

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Ubuntu Security :: System Can't Remember Username Password?

Jun 4, 2011

I've been using ubuntu 9.10 for years and never been asked for username and password, always started straight away. Today I started the computer, it's asking for them and doesn't accept the password so it's trapped in a loop. I changed the password, no luck, the username when starting seems to be different from the one when I'm changing it. Something like "Mart Di", versus "mart". Tried both with new and old passwords. Does the password expireor something?

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Security :: Configure PAM To Use The Remember Option For The Password?

Jan 7, 2010

How do I configure PAM to use the remember option for the passwd. It should remember the last 10 passwords and shouldnt allow the user to use the same old passwords. Here is what I have configured but doesnt work

# This file is auto-generated.
# User changes will be destroyed the next time authconfig is run.
auth required pam_env.so
auth required /lib64/security/pam_tally.so deny=2 onerr=fail even_deny_root_account unlock_time=5
auth sufficient pam_unix.so likeauth nullok


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Ubuntu Networking :: Network Manager Refuses To Remember Password

Jan 20, 2010

I routinely use somewhat spotty wireless hotspots, and Network Manager is driving me insane. Whenever there's a momentary drop, NM will prompt me for my password. I enter it, and it connects perfectly. And then 5 minutes later, it'll prompt me again. How do you instruct NM to remember a password, and stop prompting?

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Ubuntu :: Cant Remember Sudo Command To Enable Root?

Jul 2, 2010

I have done this before and its driving me insane, i just cant remember what command it was and google isnt revealing anything either.i usually type:"sudo command" and it asks my password which is ok, but i have a bunch of commands to issue as root and dont want to have to type sudo each timethis is what I want to see:

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Fedora :: Root File Permission Accidentally Changed Root To 700

Mar 24, 2010

the terminal and logged in as root i was changing file permissions and happened to change the root folder to 700. Now my icons have gone and i can't even access the terminal.

I was just wondering if it is possible to go to rescue mode using the cd and restore all the appropriate file permissions to root/ users if possible

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OpenSUSE Install :: Root Password Not Set \ Wasn't Prompted To Set The Root Password?

Jun 25, 2010

When I installed the OS, I wasn't prompted to set the root password. Is this a bug, or did my install hose up?

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Fedora :: Evolution Won't Remember Hotmail Password (or Send Emails)

Dec 4, 2010

I'm running Evolution 2.30.3 on fc13.x64 and I've been getting a funny problem for a while, that now really annoys me:

even if the settings for my hotmail account are correct, Evolution will ask for the password every time I log in. Also, since I keep it open, after a while (~30 minutes) it "forgets" somehow the password and asks for the password again. This time, anyway, it won't work and I have to reset Evolution again.

Bonus question: even if hotmail is configured correctly for receiving and sending (smtp.live.com etc.), it won't send email, but will remain stuck on "sending".

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Ubuntu :: Evolution's "Remember Password" Is Driving Nuts?

Jul 4, 2010

I have Evolution set up to monitor three GMAIL and five AOL email accounts. On all of them I have the servers set up correctly and all the right settings to check email 65-75% of the time. But for some reason, even though I have the "Remember this password" box checked for all of my AOL accounts, it will ask me over and over and over and over and over and over again for the passwords for all of my AOL accounts. The GMAIL accounts seem to work flawlessly.

I know that I have the correct passwords because I am cutting and pasting from a text file with known working passwords. And sometimes it will accept the passwords and everything is happy. But other times (like tonight) I can put in the passwords six or seven times for each account and it still gets all pissy. I can close and reopen evolution and re-enter the passwords and it still sits there in a seemingly endless loop of asking for the password.

Is there anyway to convince it to remember my passwords and NOT ask me for them again? I don't care if it writes an entry to a log file saying that logging into the server failed. I don't care if it flashes a little light or plays an annoying chime or something everytime it fails. But I swear I am an inch away from putting my fist through my monitor if it keeps popping up the g.d. dialog asking for my passwords every six seconds! I would switch back to Thunderbird in a heartbeat if the mailbox formats were compatible.

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Ubuntu :: Changed Password And Forgot New PW?

Dec 3, 2010

Does any know if there is a way to recover or reset my password. Its the only account on the desktop.

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Ubuntu :: Thunderbird Password Needs To Be Changed?

May 4, 2011

Using thunderbird for email, as several users of this computer have individual preferences. Worked in 10.10 and previous. Upgraded to 11.04 this morning, had to install from CD due to my mistake. Changed computer name too. No worries, have done this before. Added new account to Thunderbird. Copied over mail folders too. Application is good to go. However, when checking email now get reply from server that password is invalid. Checked all account settings within T-Bird but cannot locate password setttings for this server/account. Appears to use something called STARTTLS. How to access this store of passwords?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Undo Samba Share Password "Remember Forever" Choice?

Mar 8, 2011

My spouse chose to check the "Remember Forever" password choice when opening a Samba share on the machine. After a few minutes of "You shouldn't do that!" lecture ... how can this be undone?

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Ubuntu Security :: Changed Password Now Can't Logni?

Apr 10, 2010

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu Karmic, Encrypted HDD.I changed my login passwordwhen i try to boot i click on my name and type in my new password i have 'authentication fail' when i type in my old password this happens"could not update ICEauthority file /home/chris/ICEauthority""Their is a problem with the configuration server. (/usr/lib/libconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2) exited with status 256""Nautilus could not create the following required folders/Home/chris/Desktop,/home/chris/.nautilusBefore running nautilus, please create these folders, or set permissions such that nautilus can create them."

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Ubuntu Installation :: Password Has Changed After Upgrade ?

May 10, 2010

I just upgraded to ubuntu 10.04 via the alternate cd ISO image. I can log in to Ubuntu with my old password but sometimes, when i have to grant extra privileges, that same password doesn't work. I also get a small message saying the pass word I use to loging and the one used for 'keyring' are different. what's wrong? Is there any way I can correct this?

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Ubuntu :: Password Overwrite - Root Access Is Destroyed - Restore The Password File?

Mar 3, 2010

I m Trying to get vsftpd usergroups to work i accidentally moved a file called passwd from /etc/vsftpd/ to /etc/, resulting in my root access is destroyed! how to restore the passwd file so i can keep working, or do i have to re-install the entire box?

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Ubuntu :: Change Root Password - Typing A Password, No Characters Show Up?

Mar 9, 2010

I'm really new to Linux so this will probably sound like a pretty naive question to most users, but how do you change the root password?To install Java, I have to type # su into Terminal,which then asks for the password.What's weird is that when I start typing a password, no characters show up. I don't know if this is supposed to happen or not.I've found a bunch of different sites on the Internet that explain how to change the root password, but none of them seem to work for my specific work station.

I've got Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit. In the GRUB boot menu, I can choose to boot normal or in recovery mode (I'm led to believe older versions don't have this option).I've tried typing # sudo passwrd into Terminal, but I already have a root password set up apparently, so I can't change it there.

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Ubuntu :: Pidgin Not Signing In After Changed Hotmail IM Password?

Feb 23, 2010

So Pidgin was workign just fine in Ubuntu Studio karmic... After i Changed my password for my msn IM for security reasons it just woun't sign me in.

Iv tried so many times, my pass is correct... But i keep getting this message

"NEW MSN account
Authentication failed
Edit Account"

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Programming :: Users Who Have Never Changed Their Password From /etc/sha

May 17, 2011

I need to create a script that returns a list of the users who have never changed their password from /etc/shadow.

As I know on linux there is a command "chage" used for find last password change. Any idea about solaris command?

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Ubuntu :: Root User Directory Does Not Exist, Root Password Not Recognised?

Oct 26, 2010

I no longer have access to my root desktop. On a session I attempted to change the root username but i apparently assigned it a wrong directory that does not exist. When I rebooted with my new root username, i was instead recognised as a simple user (no root privileges). I tried the console to change to "old" root but root password is not accepted and there is no way to access to sudoer files. it seems that inserting a new username requires root privileges and i am back to square one. Simply logging with old root username and password after restart gives me a blank screen with nothing on it and cannot even reboot.

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General :: Did Not Find Any Option For Root Password For Root User In Ubuntu 9.10?

Mar 2, 2010

i used opensuse 11.1 ...there is option for root user to create password for root...but for ubuntu i did not find anything like that...so how can i create root password....or how can i use root

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