[solved]set time, change owner name and password

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[solved]set time, change owner name and password

Postby pottzie on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:08 pm

I'm not having much luck getting Mint 9 to show the time right. I've tried using the Time/Date from the menu, and have downloaded the program to sync with time servers, but still show the wrong time.

And is there a way to change the root name and password? I know it's an odd request, but I was planing on getting rid of this computer, and installed Mint thinking that whoever got it would want to change it when they got it. After playing with it, I've decided to keep it! It has an Intel motherboard that until now, hasn't worked well with the newer kernels. But thanks to Mint, it works too good to get rid of!
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Re: set time, change owner name and password

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:33 pm

See if this will fix it for you:
Open up the file /etc/default/rcS, change the UTC setting to "no" if it was set to "yes", or visa versa. Reboot to effect change.
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Re: set time, change owner name and password

Postby viking777 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:54 pm

And is there a way to change the root name and password?


Mint doesn't have a root name and password because it doesn't have a root account (unless you have added one). However if you want to change your sudo password you can do so by opening a terminal and typing

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sudo passwd


It will first ask you to enter your existing password and will then ask you to type a new password (twice in fact to make sure they match). Then the job is done.

It is impossible to change the name of 'root' to anything else afaik, but if you just want to change a user name then go into control centre/users and groups, add a new user, log in as the new user and delete the old one. It is not possible to change a user name or id whilst logged in as that user. The alternative is to use a live cd.
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