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Change Login Password

Postby borgward » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:47 am

I just installed LinuxMint 14.1 and logged in. How do I change my password?

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Re: Change Login Password

Postby xenopeek » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:59 am

You can do so from User Accounts.
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Re: Change Login Password

Postby Orbmiser » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:36 am

Hmmm I just tried that today myself. And curious if there is an issue with it?
Or some kind of limitation on password structure?

Change to something easy keyboard entry in the dark.
2 letter over and over for total of 6 characters example: vcvcvc

Then just hanged there doing nothing after 3 mins. closed the change password gui.
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Re: Change Login Password

Postby longbowz » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:49 am

You may want to try it in Terminal :)
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/851

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Re: Change Login Password

Postby Orbmiser » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:16 am

Nope followed the Pic.

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Everything happened just as it showed.
used 2 character 6 letter password like zxzxzx
Updated fine.

But my Ormiser account is still old password and that new that was accepted doesn't work.
Unix root password? vs, User Admin account different? got that apple & oranges feeling :?
Or failing some password creation rules I'm not aware of? As wouldn't let me do less than 6 characters.
And doesn't allow a 1 character 6 letters password.
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Re: Change Login Password

Postby xenopeek » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:30 am

Don't use sudo to change your password from the command line. Just type "passwd" and follow the prompts. With sudo, you would be changing the root password.
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Re: Change Login Password

Postby Orbmiser » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:44 am

Thanks for the info. But looks like Unix has built in limitations excluding simple passwords.
For 2 char. 6 letter password get Bad: new password is too simple

So give up. Was wanting an easier simplified password as my keyboard sits up chest high and to the right for space saving.
And have problematic arthritis in my finger joints. Most of the time sitting in low or near dark room on the computer.

So makes a harder time for me to type out my usual password.
After having to type it in by the sixth time in 3 hrs kind of thing.
Mostly a Mouse clicking or cut & paste kind of guy as the keyboard wears out my hands after awhile.
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Re: Change Login Password

Postby borgward » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:25 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Don't use sudo to change your password from the command line. Just type "passwd" and follow the prompts. With sudo, you would be changing the root password.


Need to change the root password

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Re: Change Login Password

Postby borgward » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Let me pose the question again.

I installed LinuxMint 14.1. I typed in password xxxxxx or whatever, during installation. That password is what I use to login at startup. Sudo asks for that if I sudo something.

I realized that password is not good, even by my standards. I want to change that password. Thats the password I use to login at start up or sudo something.

How do I change that password?

I am beginning to think it would just be easier to reinstall and use the desired password.

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Re: Change Login Password

Postby Orbmiser » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:32 pm

Did you try in going into Administration>User's Accounts? Like mentioned above under your post?

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1) Click on un-lock upper right
2) Click on Password string and another dialog will popup to change it.
3) Seclect Auto-Login to On if you want auo-logon
4) Click Lock upper right
Done.

Work for you?
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