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    changing password

    Hi again,

    When i installed ubuntu i gave it a password but now when i try to change it from the me-menu it now has two passwords i don't want this i want it with just one like it was when i installed ubuntu is there a way to do this?

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    Re: changing password

    What do you mean you have 2 passwords. Is one for the keyring?

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    Re: changing password

    I'M not sure when i login i have to use the old and then the new password but after that i have to use the new one.But when i install software it only will take the old password.

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    Re: changing password

    Quote Originally Posted by Amy_1990 View Post
    I'M not sure when i login i have to use the old and then the new password but after that i have to use the new one.But when i install software it only will take the old password.
    Try typing in your terminal
    Code:
    mv ~/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring ~key.bak
    Then log out and back in again. The keyring should ask you for a new password. Set it the same as your new admin password.

    I hope I`ve understood what is going on correctly.

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    Re: changing password

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    Try typing in your terminal
    Code:
    mv ~/.gnome2/keyrings/default.keyring ~key.bak
    Then log out and back in again. The keyring should ask you for a new password. Set it the same as your new admin password.

    I hope I`ve understood what is going on correctly.
    There's no need to get rid of the current keyring change the password. The keyring password can be changed in Applications/Accessories/Passwords and Encryption Keys. Just right-click the "passwords:login"-keyring and select "Change Password".

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    Re: changing password

    if you need your old password to login, then that suggests that you never changed your password to begin with (but perhaps changed your keyring one, or something).

    you can change your login password (and thus also the password used for sudo) in a terminal with the command:
    Code:
    passwd

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    Talking Re: changing password

    Quote Originally Posted by aeiah View Post
    you can change your login password (and thus also the password used for sudo) in a terminal with the command:
    Code:
    passwd
    Sweet, this just helped me with the problem I was having, using the GUI I could not change my password. got it taken care of now... ty

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