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Password Change

Postby Fergsauce on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:25 pm

Hello,

It seems there is a cache problem on my computer or something. I changed my password with the Users and Groups tool and it seemed to work, the keyring manager asks me for the new password. However, when I log in with the new password it tells me authentication failure, but still accepts the old password. The same result for using 'sudo <anything>'. This seems like a pretty big security issue..

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I should mention I am using 64-bit Linux Mint 8. Also, when I try to change the password again, it hangs on checking password... indefinitely when I try to use my new password.
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Re: Password Change

Postby Fergsauce on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:39 pm

Ok, figured it out. I can't change my password using 'Users and Groups' unlocked or not unlocked. I had to use 'About Me' instead. Not sure if this is a 'feature' or not, but seems a bit confusing since there were no errors or anything and the dialogs to change the password looked the same for both applications. Anyone know why it might be that way?
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Re: Password Change

Postby ironosity on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:24 pm

I had the same problem (among others) and resolved it by just changing the password via passwd cmd line.
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Re: Password Change

Postby Leppie on Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:00 pm

i believe this is a bug in the "Users and Groups" applet
try re-installing the gnome system tools:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-system-tools
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Re: Password Change

Postby Fergsauce on Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:20 pm

Leppie wrote:i believe this is a bug in the "Users and Groups" applet
try re-installing the gnome system tools:
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-system-tools



Tried that just to see if it would work afterwards, but still the same problem when changing the password via the "Users and Groups" applet.

But as mentioned before, I was able to change it via the "About Me" applet.
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