Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Install

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Motrengaw
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Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Install

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32-bit Mate 13 install on a Dell Inspiron Desktop. Pentium 4 D, 3GB RAM, installed via USB card reader.
Installed via the Parted applet as a dual boot with Windows XP / MS Bootloader on the Primary HD and Mint Grub a secondary HD.

The 'login automatically' option was elected, and a user/password given during the install, which appears to complete normally. The system boots into the Mint desktop. Installed apps can be run and all seem copacetic. But neither 'sudo' nor the update manager can acquire root access via the login/password created during the install.

I have tried re-downloading and burning a new .iso three times over the last week on the possibility suggested elsewhere of a 'bad' .iso.

I've got Mint running happily on a Toshiba laptop, with nary a hiccup in that install and normal (for ubuntu) sudo fuction. confused?? Thanks for any light you can shed.

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Ins

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I know it may seems obvious, but are you sure the lock functionality is not on (capital letters)?
If you have numbers in your password, have you tried to use shif+number (the numbers above the letters on your keyboard) ?

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Ins

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No numbers in the password, case and numlock checked, chosen keyboard confirmed as English, US. I have felt that pain before, but not for a loong time. :wink:

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Ins

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See if you can login to a virtual console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1, login with user name and password, then try sudo. If it works try;

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Which will update your packages, there might be a bug fix along the way...

And CTRL+ALT+F7 (or F8) gives you back the GUI.
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Ins

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@Breaker: thanks much for the response! Strangely mixed behaviour to report in the context of your suggestion:

In to a terminal with Ctl-Alt-F1, login as the installed user, sudo the 'apt-get' commands--re-entering the same password. Sudo responds normally, YAY! both update and upgrade are performed. Exit to the GUI, then reboot.

After reboot, I attempt to install another application via the Software Center....but I'm rejected with 'Incorrect Password again!
Ctl-Alt-F1 into terminal and attempt to login as before. This time I can't effect a login with the -identical- password!! I go through several unsuccessful triple attempts...typing slowly and carefully...with no success.

I close (Ctl-Alt-F8) the terminal and re-enter the X GUI. Open another terminal. Attempt to login again. On the second try, the login is successful. Then I attempt an 'sudo ls' as a test. Sudo rejects the -same- password.
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Currently, I have managed to install what I've needed to install by persevering in my sudo attempt until I enter. But I'd -really- like to get this behaviour normallized. I live in fear of the install shutting me out completely at some point.

Thanks again for your response. Any further thoughts or suggestions?

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Ins

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The desktop environment or gui login manager are perhaps corrupted. I'm not sure, but I think I saw a post recommending a reinstall of some of those packages to help with a similar problem.

Maybe someone else can post a clue?
rtfm - read the fine manual...
Boot info script: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291280
grub2 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
PC-BIOS based booting, mbr, boot records; http://thestarman.pcministry.com/

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Install

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New & first Mint install today. I can log into account at start of session...there after my password is not recognized....Help!. I tried the Cti-Alt-F1 and still not recognized...Log out and I can log back into account. I have an update "mintupdate 5.1.0" waiting...but does me no good as I can not type my password

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Re: Sorry, Try Again: User Password not recognized After Install

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Stu2016 wrote:New & first Mint install today.
Hello, welcome, and please start your own thread. A new question deserves a new thread.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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