What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

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What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by brvcf » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:24 pm

18.2 XFCE 32 bit live DVD
If screensaver activates it asks for username and password.
Other posts say user is mint and password is blank
I have tried all kinds of combinations, none work.


can't recall but pretty sure same problem on 64 bit as well
yes I have checked sha256 sum of iso files
this same problem has occurred on several pcs so it is not the dvd drive misreading the disk, or a bad keyboard, etc

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Re: What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by Mute Ant » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:52 pm

user: "mint"
pass: ""
That is, just press Enter, with no typed characters, as the password.
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Re: What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by brvcf » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:53 pm

does not work, at least not reliably.

if I futz around enough maybe I can get it to unlock. Last time I got it to work I used the on-screen keyboard.

this makes no sense because I can see that I've typed "mint" for the user, and I know I just pressed return for the password.

and since the password is blank the usual 'caps lock on' problem would not apply.

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Re: What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by pbear » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:42 am

Smells like a hardware issue. We've had plenty of folks who needed the tip on how to unlock a live session (absurd this isn't in the manual), but can't recall anyone else reporting it didn't work. Doubt it's the keyboard. Memory, maybe?
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Re: What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by catweazel » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:37 am

pbear wrote:Smells like a hardware issue. We've had plenty of folks who needed the tip on how to unlock a live session (absurd this isn't in the manual), but can't recall anyone else reporting it didn't work. Doubt it's the keyboard. Memory, maybe?
How do you get to a hardware error from a live install not accepting a null password?
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Re: What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by catweazel » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:38 am

brvcf wrote:does not work, at least not reliably.

if I futz around enough maybe I can get it to unlock.
Can you be more clear on your 'futzing'?
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Re: What is Live 18.2 DVD screensaver password.

Post by pbear » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:09 am

catweazel wrote:
pbear wrote:Smells like a hardware issue. We've had plenty of folks who needed the tip on how to unlock a live session (absurd this isn't in the manual), but can't recall anyone else reporting it didn't work. Doubt it's the keyboard. Memory, maybe?
How do you get to a hardware error from a live install not accepting a null password?
I defer to your expertise.
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