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Authentication Errors

Postby boneil on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:15 pm

Hi,
I just upgraded to v10 Debian and I find I can't log in. Everytime I try I get an 'Authentication Error'. I know my login and password are correct. I even reinstalled and am getting the same results. I'm rather new to Linux but this seems to be a no-brainer. Am I missing something or is there some workaround I can attempt by booting with the DVD? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Authentication Errors

Postby defcon on Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:21 pm

You can switch with Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] to the terminal, login as root and change the password.

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# passwd user-name
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Re: Authentication Errors

Postby boneil on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:12 pm

Thanks but I can't log in as root either. I even reinstalled for the 3rd time and set the password same as the login and get the same error message. I know I am typing in the correct password but login fails.
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Re: Authentication Errors

Postby defcon on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:22 pm

Did you try LMDE 2011.01?
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