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About me not accepting password?

Post by bbuske » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:42 pm

Hello,

first post here... :)

So, I have created a Mint install on my laptop. It has two users, me and my wife. I have been changing my about me information and saved it just fine. My wife does try the same and it prompts for the password. However, it then keeps saying that the password is incorrect. When trying to login with this password however, it works fine and with no issues. Since it is her ID Number, it is also a password easy to remember for her, eliminating the chance of typos. I have tried myself as well, to no avail.

Any ideas how to fix it? What causes it? Is there a way to fill in this information using the command line instead?

EDIT: I am on Mint 19.

Cheers,

Ben

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Re: About me not accepting password?

Post by richyrich » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Your password would have worked. Those changes are system changes, and require sudo (administrator) priviledge.

If you trust your wife, (I know, don't let her see this reply :lol: ) use the Users & Groups program (logged in as you) and add her to the sudo group. She will then have Admin priviledge.

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Re: About me not accepting password?

Post by bbuske » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:01 pm

I tried with both, using hers and mine and it did not accept either.
In the window popping up, it asks explicitly for her password, to protect her information.
Let me see if adding her to the sudo group works.
And: No worries, her English is bad and she is busy watching TV so nothing will happen :P

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Re: About me not accepting password?

Post by bbuske » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:05 pm

Addon:

I tried using my password and it says password incorrect.

I added her to the sudo group and as administrator... Then I had her try again. The error is the same. Invalid password. The password works to call sudo though and it does work for login.

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Re: About me not accepting password?

Post by bbuske » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:29 pm

Bump. Nobody with an idea?

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