After my windows computer died of old age, I was given this computer. It has Linux Mint 9 Isadora on it. I am trying to learn how to use it. The update and other functions are locked out with a password. Is it possible to change it without reinstalling the entire Os.
I recently decided to try and change my admin password on my usual default account (the one you have to type in, in order to do sudo e.t.c im guessing)a the user account option...and having entered my previous password correctly,t will not allow me to enter a new password, it just seems to hang, (i.e the working icon appears, but having waited a minute or twwo nothing seems to of happened..(cannot press the confirm button). Is there a way to reset the password so that i can set a new one, if i cannot change my own admin password, and i was working on a windows system, i would be screaming system compromise right now, but as its ubuntu, im sure theres a perfectly innocent explantion
I am not new to linux, but am to mysql. i run a website, on which i decided to put vpet, a virtual pet php thing. now in the instalation of this thing, it did not ask for an admin password. but it did come with a database. so i'm guessing the login is hidden in there. heres the question, i have phpmyadmin. how the heck do i read the database?
I thought these were the same password?In-fact, they WERE the same password on the set-up I currently have.But now, weirdly, I can log in fine but I the exact same password is not using in order to perform admin tasks.I've tried a recovery mode, console, and then "password (username)" in order to reset the password.This does reset the password I need to use to log in, but the password still does not work for performing admin tasks
Mysql starting problem after changing mysqladmin password.I tried all the solutions available on forums, but not solve the problem.At last I restored the mysql db backup, this make mysql service start, but till other databases not showing all tables.
hello i am trying to change my password, but when i type in the new password i get this:"The password is longer than 8 characters. On some systems, this can cause problems. You can truncate the password to 8 characters, or leave it as it is."my question is what kind of problem could i get and how can i change so i have to log in every time i start the computer?
I am using Ubuntu 9.10 (along with Win xp). I have to authenticate everytime I mount filesystem (My d: , e: drives in windows). Or to connect to the internet (I use mobile broadband) I have to authenticate, also if I have to install something from synaptics I have to authenticate. I know this is good for security but I am the only person using my computer , so is there any way out of this authentication business.
I've tried several installs via Windows with the latest RC of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Netbook et al, and I've encountered the same problem all over: every time an admin password is required, for example to install updates or new applications, I enter it, but then, the authentication window freezes, even though I've clicked on Confirm or pressed Enter to validate the password.
I have a friend who just recently got an old computer from a college. The college had been shut down for maybe 6 months and decided to sell all their equipment computer ETC. In that amount of time the college had forgotten the administrator passwords for all the computers. Therefore the computer can not be updated or upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu.Is there anyway possible to get the administrator password so that I may update upgrade and install new necessary components for the computer?
I have fresh install of SuSe11.2 64x My software updater applet tells me there are about 50 or so updates required. I check all and then click install, get prompted for admin password but then nothing happens except the software updater window closes and if I hover my mouse over the applet it tells me it is updating.
however hours later and nothing appears to have happened. If I click the updater applet all the selected updates still appear in the update window. I have added all the standard repos and have network connectivity. I'm a bit baffled here - it worked perfectly fine on my last 11.2 on the same machine.
I need to host a user directory and home directors on a Ubuntu 10.04 box. I've installed openLDAP and I can connect a mac to it. how to install the mac schema or add users etc to it. I can view the directory in Workgroup Manager on Mac OS X Server but I also dont know how to set the admin username or password.
When I go to "Software Sources..." in the Software Center, the screen dims bringing my attention to the password prompt. I find this quite aesthetically pleasing and am immediately aware that I cannot continue until I enter my password. This is the only time that the screen dims in this fashion when asking for my admin password. Is this correct? If not (or maybe even if it is), should this be considered one for the papercut ninjas?
I set an admin password for the bios of my dell inspiron e1505 laptop. I do know the password. Is there some way for me to delete the admin password so that I can access the BIOS settings without a password?
I have no idea how to make a bash script but I'm trying. My bash script goes something like this:
#/bin/bash sudo mkdir /media/5gb sudo mount /dev/sdc3 /media/5gb
I made it executable, put in /usr/local/bin and updatedb. Then I made a launcher pointing to the bash script. The problem is, If I use the launcher, it never asks for your admin password so, the folder doesn't get created.
I'm using Debian Jessie Cinnamon right now. I've got 1 user account on my machine--fred--as well as root, of course. "fred" is an administrator, and many times that is enough for root priviledges, for example, I can install packages via apt or dpkg. However, I cannot access "Users and Groups", or install packages via GDebi, with my password. For that, I have to have the root password.
I know that it is possible to let the admin account handle everything and not even need root--for example, Mint and (I believe) Ubuntu do it this way. I don't know how, though.
Code: Select allgroups fred fred : fred cdrom floppy sudo audio dip video plugdev netdev lpadmin scanner bluetooth
I did disable the root account by Code: Select allsudo passwd -l root to see if it would make any change. Nothing different happened except that I now can't use GDebi or access "Users and Groups" since the root account and therefore password is inactivated. Not a big deal to get it back, though.
I'm new to Linux (had some basic Unix experience in 1995 era). (Teenager) gave me HP2133 mini notebook running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. Everything checks good (hardware and software), even wireless networking. Problem is she apparently created Admin/root password but says cannot remember. I cannot even set correct date time... yast is asking for root privilege: Command: /sbin/yast2 time Is there anything I can do to re-establish administrator privilege?
I try to install my printer again after reinstall ubuntu 9.04. ("downgraded from 9.10"). Instead of asking for the local-user-login password, as it does for other system changes, it asks for a root password that I never had. What happened? How can I set this right?I made a printscreen.
Is there a way i can setup my computer so i can connect to my wireless network without the use of an admin password? i personally feel that it wouldn't be a security risk of any sort to not require a password to connect to an ecrypted wireless connection.
On my linux machine, I've enforced a password expiry policy every 45 days. So, today when I tried to ssh to the host, I get the typical "WARNING: Your password has expired". Fine, no big deal. But when I enter my new password and confirm, instead of giving me a login prompt, it tells me passwd all auth tokens updated successfully, then next line, "Connection to <host> closed". I can re-ssh back into that host and all is well from here, but it's a nuisance having to go through the extra step. Is this something in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config somewhere or perhaps a PAM config issue?
A few weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a Dell Insprion 8600 as a dual boot to try out Ubuntu. I let the setup configure partitions for me. During the install, I was asked once for a password. Last week, Win XP would not boot up; that's OK as I was planning a re-partition and reinstall of both win and Ubuntu.
I wanted to get files off the NTFS partitions (I have one for win, one for the swap file and two more fore files etc.), so I wanted to mount the NTFS partitions. I was asked for a password for the administrator. My regular password, the only one I have set up, would not work. I tried rebooted two more times and still no luck with my only password.
However, I was able to boot up from the set-up disk and mount the NTFS partitions without a password. I was able to move all the files I needed to one partition that I plan to keep (I will reinstall win xp then back up those files on the separate partition).
A question and a comment...
1. How do I install Ubuntu so that I make sure I have the passwords to do administrative level things (like mounting a drive)? 2. Being able to do administrative work off the Ubuntu test-drive disk while being denied access after signing in seems like a security issue (unless I screwed up somewhere).
I often want to have mythtv running on one display while I continue with work on the main display, as I CAN chew gum and walk at the same time. When the task is administrative, such as running update manager, I am asked for my password so Ubuntu (10.04 amd64) can authenticate me as an administrator. Good, but I think I would like it not to freeze the desktop, including the mythtv, while it does so. Is there a good reason not to want that? If not, can it be done (avoid freeze when authenticating) and if so, how?