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  1. #1
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    Login incorrect

    Just a quick one. I've just installed 7.10 and am getting 'Login incorrect' at the prompt. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks

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    Re: Login incorrect

    caps lock maybe? or maybe it was on when you set it up? Ubuntu is case sensitive
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  3. #3
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    Re: Login incorrect

    Positively not. Just running setup again.

  4. #4

    Re: Login incorrect

    You must have mistyped your password or user name.

    When you first turn the computer on and you see "Loading GRUB in X seconds..." hit ESC and choose to boot into 'rescue mode'

    then
    Code:
    grep '100' /etc/passwd
    you should see the 'short name' of your user in there on the second line followed by an '' and then the 'long name' a bit further down.

    then
    Code:
    passwd $SHORTNAME
    and choose a new password

    make sure that you log in with your short name and not the long name. It's case-sensitive.

  5. #5
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    Re: Login incorrect

    Thanks for going to the trouble of giving this information. I'll give this a try.

  6. #6

    Re: Login incorrect

    and by $SHORTNAME I didn't mean for you to actually put $SHORTNAME, but rather the short form of your user name, fyi. Sorry if I confused you by that.

  7. #7
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    Re: Login incorrect

    fyi. Sorry if I confused you by that.[/QUOTE]

    No you didn't confuse me. Thanks for the clarification anyway.

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