OpenSUSE Install :: System Does Not Accept The Super User Password?
Jul 6, 2010
I am trying to be a super user in terminal but I can't. I am sure that I type the correct password, I check also the caps lock button and the language. Also I can't go to the yast. note that the root password is exactly the same as user password
Permissions on the password database may be too restrictive.
su: incorrect password
I am using KDE 4.3.5 on openSUSE11.2
I'm running 64-bit 11.3 on a Dell 1535 laptop.At lunch today, the system booted-up as normal, then shut-down as normal. A handful of updates were installedduring that time.This evening, however, I arrive at the password splash screen, enter my password, and then the system churns a few seconds before resetting the splash screen. No error message, no "wrong password," just a normal splash screen. I tried going into Xen, the default 11.3 and failsafe -- same thing happened with each. When I navigated to the command line, my password worked fine, both for user and super-user.
Today I have installed Linux SUSE 11.2 . At installation, I was asked for user-name and password. I edit this correctly.
At the end of the installation, the system reboots until the mask 'user name' and 'password' will be displayed. When I edit my user-name and the password the system said, that the login is not correct.
First, I think, I have forgetten my password an do a new installation of Linus SUSE 11.2 . Whatever, the same problem ist still there.
The login screen does not accept the password for users. Only the password for Root. The problem is not in the command line, but check the password in the screen. I have tried to change the password from the root and it is still the problem. What I can do?
My wifes computor crashed during an update with a message to fill in a report. It would not respond to any key presses. The computor has been running 11.3 since it was realeased without problems other than jerky video. The computor will not boot it asks for the password but does not accept it, Although I can see the Home folder it does not mount. I have tried testdisk but although it sees the partions it cannot acess them.
After updating my system yesterday my laptop will no longer connect to my wifi connection, in fact the network manager doesn't appear on the screen. I cant access super user even with the correct password. Some programs fail to load e.g. hardware drivers.I'm online now using my ethernet cable. I cant update grub due to errors in etc/grub.d/README.I'm logged in as root now instead of my own user account.
i trying to create file in /usr/local from below command"sudo df | grep /dev > dev_string.txt"First it asked for sudo password. I enterd sudo password. but I was not able to create the file dev_string.txt .Next time onwards it not asking sudo password also.the below execution flow
I recently did a clean install of Maverick Meerkat and copied a few configuration files from my old system. I can log on normally, and the system works just fine. However, when I lock the workstation with any method, the system will not accept my password. I'm certain that I'm typing it correctly (I tried over 20 times) and that the capslock is not on. When I reboot, I can log in again just fine. In other words, my password only works at initial login, not when unlocking the workstation.
Just installed SUSE11.3 and everything was ok until did initial online update. Following update, YAST will not accept root password when launched from KDE (have not tried other window managers). Dialog box is presented to enter root password. It reports back "invalid root password". But I can run yast or yast2 from command line (as root) and that seems to come up, but not all items seem to work.
I can log in as root with no problem. Only YAST will not accept my password. I'm running KDE on a Dell D610. Ran SUSE 11.0 for several years, absolutely no problem.
I have just completed a debian netinstall, but am stuck at the "Welcome" screen. Though I took careful notes during the install re the "user account" (did not use my name as my purpose is to get the pc running and give it away) and "user password," it will not accept them. I would like to change or edit both (debian isn't telling me which is incorrect). How can this be done?
Also, this is looking for the "user account" - not the root info, right?
If I am forced to reinstall the OS, will I have to go through the entire process (partitions and all)?
I lack a dual layer DVD drive, I used Unetbootin to put the 7.8 gig Live Bootable Dual Layer DVD onto a Flashdrive. I just need the root password to get into the installer and then I will soon share with folks on how to Multi-Boot this THIRTY THREE GAME BAD BOY, there shortly after. PASSWORD for ROOT to use the installer
I'm looking for a user-friendly way to change the password of a user that is *not* currently logged into the machine. We have a machine that is used by a number of users with a low level of tech savvy. The machine gets logged in as a generic user which works for most purposes, but due to a management requirement, we need Firefox to be run under an account set up for the individual user. I've gotten that bit to work fine, but what I can't figure out is a friendly (GUI) way to allow users to change their own password while the machine is logged in as the generic user. I would like to use gnome-passwd, but I've been unable to figure out how to get it to run for a user other than the logged-in generic user.
I am not sure if anyone here has any experience with Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Linux but my problem relates to that product.
I am running 11.2 openSUSE and after installing the latest version of the Kaspersky product in question, I went ahead and restarted the machine. At the logon screen, when clicking my user name to log in, the password box would not display.
I tried clicking on the other option and trying it that way and after putting my name in the username box, the machine just started thinking and thinking and nothing happens.
I also tried logging in through terminal service but it would not recognize my password to be correct.
I really need to log into my username since I have important files on that Linux partition. I tried mounting this partition in Windows since I have a dual boot setup but I can only view the folders of the partition and not the contents.
I have a question that i want to make a normal user to execute the commands which the root user is able to execute, say if i have a user named siru and when i logged in using siru i cannot run commands like tracert,nmap@loccalhost and all but i can run when i have logged into root account so my question is how to make siru to run the command tracert,nmap@localhost.I have even edited the .bash_profile of siru's home directory from
# .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
I followed this tutorial to encrypt my entire installation: SDB:Encrypted root file system - openSUSE
It worked splendidly and whoever wrote it should get a lifetime supply of beer. After I got the install encrypted I made a RAID 1 array of 2 1GB disks and encrypted that as well. They are used for a data repository.
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
I have a problem with GUI under SuSE. As root I can enter but as normal user I can't. So the splash occurs I put user name and password but the system try to enter and later it comes back. I try from CLI, I make startx from command line, the same situation. Sometime the system informs me about a error (a temporary file from /tmp(.X0~ )I must remove, I did but next time it tells me that it can't load one module (it gives me a number).
I was logged in, but had not used the computer for about 48 hours. When I 'woke' the system, I could see that Thunderbird and Firefox were active, just as I had left them. I moved the mouse, the screen went black and the mouse pointer was visible (and could move). The system stayed like this for about 2 minutes, then wend down completely. I cut power, booted and got the login screen. Each time I put in my password, it looks as if it is loading but then just goes right back to the login screen. I have no problem logging in as root.
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 having trouble in configuring xorg.conf. I am running Suse 11.3 desktop on my PC. Also, I have one onboard nvidia graphics 6150SE and I have put one nvidia 8400GS 512Mb in the 16X PCIe slot for the additional seat...
So kindly tell me what should I do now or what things are missing ?? For any further info abt my PC plz tell me to post outputs(specify the commands for the same..)
I just set up my Debian 8.3.0 Jessie install a couple of days ago. Today I am having a problem carrying out a command in terminal. All I want to do at the moment is make sure my firewall is active. I log in and out of my computer using the password that I set when I originally installed Debian, and I use the same password in the package updater, but today it would not accept that password in terminal. Here is what I am seeing;
rocky@debian:~$ sudo ufw-enable [sudo] password for rocky: rocky is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. rocky@debian:~$ sudo ufw-enable [sudo] password for rocky: Sorry, try again. [sudo] password for rocky: