humb wrote:There are also plenty of situations (such as mine) where nobody touches the computer except me, and, as such, this "protection" is nothing more than a nuisance. My password is simply 0 (zero), any time that prompt comes up I enter 0+[enter] automatically. I don't know and I don't care why it asks for it, it's nothing more than a niusance.
I hope you don't have any type of network.
humb wrote:What a nightmare to change it! The OS insisted on a strong, unmemorizable password and would not let me enter anything simple or even similar to the old password.
Yeah, typing with bricks as hands is hard. And chaning that password, involves one liner...
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sudo password <username>
or perhaps if you don't know the password you use use Shift during grub boot, edit the boot command. hit 'e', hit down arrow until on kernel line. Hit right arrow until till right. type 'single'. It should appear after the word splash. ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esPN1NYDhas
humb wrote:Naturally it gets worse when you consider the fact that I am constantly making typos, and since the password does not echo, I could type it wrong 10 times or before it locks me out. I don't think it'll even allow you to paste it in using Ctrl-V.
If your using terminal, try Shift-Insert. Perhaps Right-Rlick the terminal window and paist. The gksu way of prompting passwords allows for Control-V paisting.
humb wrote:I had to reformat and start from scratch to simplify the password - and all because the developers are trying to "protect" me some some boggie man what I have yet to encounter and probably never will.
You didn't have to format. see the above code about the program 'passwd'.
I love windows 95 too. That single logon, with all programs running as admin user, had no password distractions. When download my internet acceleratorers from bonzi-buddie and want the auto install to go without any inturruptions. Without all these password inturruptions applications executated in the webbrowser can now run as admin as you. Talk about efficiency, its like two of me on the computer, now that its bot-netted.
humb wrote:I have yet to see a single argument in defense of mandatory passwords that could very easily be discredited.
Is now the time where i make my own assertions, and we get in a flame war? Power to the entropy!