Ahem no, you get asked for your own password. Can you please open a terminal and enter this command:locutus wrote:In the System folder is something called Login Window Preferences, I click that and am asked for the root password,
Yeah right I already told you: You have to use your own password (it's a security measure present on Ubuntu and Ubuntu-derived distros such as Mint; but also on Mac OS X: direct access to root is blocked; the first user on the system must use his own password!). And if there were no root account your system wouldn't even bootlocutus wrote: I apparently have no root password set up.
Good! You'd probably only mess up your system.locutus wrote: I've run across this before with other distros but I can't remember how to set up root user & password.
Are you sure you're using the correct password?locutus wrote: (this is necessary because the reconfigure command you asked me to do requires it; my own password and sudo won't do)
Sorry, but this is soooo funny Again: Your system wouldn't even boot if there were no root user!! So better not touch this!locutus wrote: . I entered User Management and tried to add root user there (using administrator mode) but it wouldn't accept it.
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
Glad you didn't get me wrong.locutus wrote: Glad I can brighten your day! ;~)
You probably just mistyped it before. Can happen.locutus wrote:Today it accepted it (?) and everything now works
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace ... this kills the current GUI session and should take you back to the login manager.locutus wrote: no way to log out.
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