I don't know that this post fits here, nor does it fit in "Applications." installing suse doesn't seem to give you the chance to name your computer. Now my computer is called "linux-0qvi" or something strange like that. I want to name my computer. Can I do this now without screwing things up??
Also, during install, there didn't seem to be an opportunity to make a separate root password. My first (and main user) account is now set up with admin rights, so I have to type in my account password every time I do something as root. Can I set a separate dedicated root password without screwing up my system?
I have a Suse 11.0 Server that has been running for a long time and I have not had to touch it, well I need to get into it today and I forgot the password. So I booted it up with the install disc and got into the rescue mode but I am not sure how or which system to mount to change the root password I tried sda and sda1 but it errored out with unknown system type
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 work on a product that have to start automatically an application. Running Opensuse 11.2 So in the inittab I have : 1:2345:once:/root/Velox/VeloxBoot.sh 2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
In the VeloxBoot.sh, if I don't press any key, my application starts after a timeout. If the user presses a key I want to have a login prompt. Unfortunately, if I start /bin/login, I have a prompt with login, but once I enter my login, it does not ask for a password and it says wrong password
Accidentally I changed the ownership of all the directories under / to my own instead of root:root. Now I am unable to use sudo and many bad things are happening. Is there a way to revert the changes or change the permissions again to root:root or make sudo work ?
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.
At the RHEL prompt, I entered the standard user's username/password combo. Linux displays a message box stating:"Your account has expired; please contact your system administrator."Next, I entered "root" in the username field and entered the root password (which expired also--keep in mind that passwords are set to expire after x days). Linux displays a message box stating:"You are required to change your password immediately (password aged)."When prompted to "Enter current UNIX password", I entered the new password (was that the right thing to do?); Linux displays a message box stating:"The change of the authentication token failed. Please try again later or contact the system administrator."I rebooted the system and got into command line mode; somehow I logged in as "root" (don't know exactly how, but needed to change the password there). At the "#" prompt, I type "passwd root"; Linux displays the message "Changing password for user root", followed by the message "passwd: Authentication information cannot be recovered.
Since i installed KDE 4.* Whenever I go to shutdown, I get the shutdown dialogue, I hit shutdown, it logs me off, shows some text on shutdown screen, and then opens up the GUI again, bringing up a small window, where It asks for the root password, in order to shutdown. If i don't give it the root password, it goes to the login screen.
I cannot, any way, command line, GUI, or anything, shutdown without providing a root password.
If I use the command shutdown now, as root, it logs me off and goes through an endless cycle of logging off, and then asking for root to shut down, and not shutting down (All on the CLI), and everytime i give it the password, it cancels shutdown and goes back to the prompt. I eventually have to pull the battery to kill it in that case..
I have tried chmoding the shutdown scripts to make it work, it doesn't.
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'm using Debian and openSUSE 11.2 and the sudo-ing is a bit different in Debian. It actually makes more sense to enter your own password like in Debian to achieve sudo status than have to use the root password for sudo status. If I for example would like to give someone on my system sudo rights, I can't give them the root password. Thats just like giving them root access. Or is there a way to change that behavior, or just change sudo password, in openSUSE? Or maybe any other best practice for giving users sudo rights?
Whenever I start a browser, it asks me to enter my root password because of some pgp keyring issue. I set my password as standard in seahorse, but no change.
The Gnome3 interface sometimes lags very noticeably.
Packagekit constantly blocks my zypper use, and it won't shut down. Not even after I log out and log in again. I tried just removing everything related to packagekit, but that just breaks everything.
Searching for repositories is a pain and there are too many different ones and I never know which one is the latest and how these will be upgraded in the future. Zypper itself is awesome, everything else about package and repo management is not.
I can't uninstall applications properly. I remove them via zypper, and when I do a distro update they get added back in. (gnome games for example)
Whenever I install or search for anything in zypper, I get hundreds of these errors: GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)..but it still finds something.
have managed to lock myself out of my root account...I just installed openSUSE 11.4, and during the install, I set the root password to be different then my regular user password. Both passwords I've used for a while and know backwards and forwards so it's not a case of simply forgetting a new password.The thing is, I managed to mis-type the root password wrong 2x in a row. I have tried all my passwords numerous times, with and without caps lock, I've tried su -, sudo and logging in directly as root. All to no avail. It always returns authentication failure.I know this is a worst case senario and am expecting that the easiest way to fix is just to reinstall (Not a big issue since I just installed) but I figured I would ask if anyone had a good way to fix this
I got during my last year of high school, and I recently installed Fedora 11. During the installation, I misunderstood one of the questions, and set my root password as what I wanted my account password. I want to go in and change it, because it's pretty easy to figure out and has me feeling really vulnerable, but it won't let me. I went to System-Administration-Root Password, entered my password, and put in a new one, but it won't let me click Change Root Password. The button is faded out and unclickable. I've tried several different passwords, and triple-checked each to make sure I typed it in correctly, but it won't work.
I am trying to reset the root password of Squeeze so that I may be able to update. I forgot it. I have followed the howto Reset Root Password without success. I am getting a root prompt but for some weird reason the root commands are not found. When I type passwd, I get, "command not found". Moreover, If I try reboot and shutdown -h now, both fail.
Forgot root password on fedora 10. Reboot into runlevel one and changed passwd and it said all tolkens updated. Typed exit and it didn't reboot and at login screen I logged in as other "root" and it didn't work with new password. So I redid the runlevel 1 and password change and typed init 6. It didn't work after that also. How to change fedora 10 root password if the old password is forgot?
I am running Fedora 12 as Guest OS in VMware Player. I installed Fedora 12 by using a Prepackage VM . The root user name and p/w was supplied by the person who made this appliance. Is there way for me to change root user name and pw
I recently decided to give linux a try on my personal machine. I work on a unix machine from time to time at work but am pretty much a novice with what I am doing on this laptop. I am running Ubuntu 9.10, I was trying to change the root password on my laptop but ran into the following:
charles@charles-laptop:~$ whoami charles charles@charles-laptop:~$ sudo password root
regarding the file permissions of /etc/passwd in fact it has permissions like rw-r--r--so it says others have only read only permissions but my questions is if others has read only permissions on /etc/passwd file.how they are able to change their password i.e others are able to change their passwords then how it is possible.
I have Red Hat version 4 I was trying to change the root password with the passwd command.I get the error passwd: PAM [dlerror: /lib64/security/sufficient: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory] I have change the password before.
Someone hacked my CentOS 5.4 test box, that I run at home with a gnome interface. It is connected to a domain name, the hacker changed only the root password. How can I change the root password? I get a graphical Grub at startup and if I press "e" nothing happens. Is there a different way to have Grub boot in text mode? Remember that I don't have root access. I was thinking to use the linux rescue mode, but I don't know what steps/commands to enter.