mint-debian~# passwd stuart
mint-debian~# passwd: user 'stuart' does not exist
gnu-stu wrote:thanks for the help cecar, I just used adduser(on the command line), followed the onscreen prompts and now I can login ... woohoo!!
det4100 wrote:Since his password worked in recovery, I'm thinking that he may have a password with two of the same characters next to each other and is typing too fast. This sometimes negates the second letter if certain settings are in place in Keyboard Accessibilities. Bounce Key or Bouncy Key. I forgot what it was called.
stuart@mint-debian ~ $ ls -lsa /home/
4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Dec 29 09:50 .
4 drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 4096 Dec 27 20:28 ..
4 drwxr-xr-x 24 stuart stuart 4096 Dec 29 12:08 stuart
To me it looked like he was trying to log in to a user that did not exist because terminal told him that user stuart was not to be found.
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