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    Change password

    Hello every one ,

    I am new user of ubuntu and I am currently installing ubuntu 13.04 on my system. I want to change my previous password with the new one. What i do for it.
    Help?


    Regards

    Zeb Mustafa

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    Re: Change password

    Are you referring to your forum password or your computer's password?

    If you're referring to your computer's password and you are doing a clean install, one would expect that you are given an option to put in your choice of new password during installation.
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    Re: Change password

    Dear lisati

    I am actually refering to my computer password .
    When I go in > System Setting > User Account
    click on the password field and dialog box appear for changing password
    After filling all the filed the button change stil hidden.
    I don't understand why change button is hidden?
    Last edited by zebmustafa2010; November 22nd, 2013 at 10:49 PM.

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    Re: Change password

    Not a Forum Feedback & Help thread.

    Thread moved to Absolute Beginners Section.

    Please do not PM me about your forum account unless you have been asked to. The correct place to contact an admin about your account is here.

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    Re: Change password

    Quote Originally Posted by zebmustafa2010 View Post
    Dear lisati

    I am actually refering to my computer password .
    When I go in > System Setting > User Account
    click on the password field and dialog box appear for changing password
    After filling all the filed the button change stil hidden.
    I don't understand why change button is hidden?


    I open it to help you and I type my password in and than type a new one in the 2 field, than it still be hidden like you say. When you click on the gear at the right in the text-field, than he produces a password and than you can change it as well.
    But !!!!! If you click on "View password" (or something like that in English, I have a Dutch version) than you see that is a to difficult password to remember.

    So, what you must do, if you don't want that, is:
    Open a terminal (You can find that via the Dash or via keycombination: Ctrl+Alt+T) and type:
    Code:
    sudo -i
    and click Enter. Type your password, you will not see what you typing now, but that is normal, that's for safety. Click Enter after you type your password.
    Now you act like root.
    Type in:
    Code:
    passwd username
    Of course you change 'username' in your real username. (I your username is john than you type: passwd john )
    Click Enter.
    Than type the new password, here you can choose what you want, click Enter
    Than type it again en click Enter;
    That's all you have to do.
    Last edited by heir4c; November 23rd, 2013 at 12:06 AM.
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    Re: Change password

    If you can login and want to change your own password using the terminal you don't need sudo. Ordinary users have the right to change their password (obviously). Just give the command passwd and follow the instructions. Keep in mind that when typing passwords in the terminal no characters are shown. You can use the graphical interface, but that changes with every flavour and release. The command line interface hasn't changed in ages.

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    Re: Change password

    When I click on the gear at right on the text field it automatically generate the password but still the change button is hidden.
    I did this successfully through terminal but how I come back to my previous position like "zeb@zeb-lenovo-B570:~$" from root position?

    I got the problem!
    when I give password of eight length than change button is still hidden and when I exceed the password length , automatically change button is unhidden and I easily change my password by clicking on change button.

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    Re: Change password

    how I come back to my previous position like "zeb@zeb-lenovo-B570:~$" from root position?
    type:
    Code:
    exit
    I got the problem!
    when I give password of eight length than change button is still hidden and when I exceed the password length , automatically change button is unhidden and I easily change my password by clicking on change button.
    Ok!
    I think I did not notice that when I try it out before, But now I see it. ThanX.
    Last edited by heir4c; November 23rd, 2013 at 01:06 PM.
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    Re: Change password

    Got it,
    Thank you

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