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Thread: The Ubuntu and or Mint main password torture.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    The Ubuntu and or Mint main password torture.

    I was a user of Ubuntu for at least 10 years and enjoyed every minute of it, including all the amazing software included with each different version.

    The unfortunate issue is that each new installation must have a main password occasionally called “keyring”. The problem is not with the Keyring, which most of the times is accepted, mine is simple and maybe this helps.

    The problems begin when I try to access even a minor event (such as opening the gparted software or even simpler at times). As soon as I type my administrator password I get the reply that my password is incorrect, try again.

    I got to the point that I am looking for a linux distro with allowable availability of a simpler password, or even a no password at all .

    Unfortunately lately I started using Linux Mint also a derivative of Ubuntu and the same issue started all over again.

    So at the moment I am trying to find a solution in the available distros and who knows and maybe something good will come out of it, for me and maybe for many users who are suffering on a daily basis, just like me.

    I will post this letter to both the Ubuntu Forum and the Mint Forum and I hope this will help us all to find a solution.

    Costas Lazarou

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    3rd Rock from the Sun
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: The Ubuntu and or Mint main password torture.

    Yours is a unique issue, if you are indeed typing your password correct.

    Perhaps your issue could be of keyboard missing a key. Check the keyboard keys you use to type in your password maybe its missing a beat. Also try changing your password and see if it helps.

    I don't think you will find any distro that recommends no password feature. Its just not the Linux way.
    "Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Salem, Oregon
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: The Ubuntu and or Mint main password torture.

    Is the password prompt box a little different than the others? Just a shot in the dark, but maybe an update or something messed up your gksu configuration. Try typing Alt+F2 to get the command prompt. Enter the command:
    If it shows su as the command, change it to sudo.
    HP 17 Notebook, 8GB DDR3, A10-APU ATI Radeon HD 8650G

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