Cannot change user privileges!

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Cannot change user privileges!

Postby dinostabOMG » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:26 pm

I have a brand new install of Felicia on this laptop. I ran the mint updates successfully. But now I am having a problem with the users. When I go to Users and Groups and click Unlock, the dialogue hangs for about 30 seconds, and then returns an error: "Could not authenticate" "An unexpected error occurred." So, I can't change anyone's permissions, passwords, or add any users. What can I do?

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Re: Cannot change user privileges!

Postby Husse » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:37 am

Can you use the command line?
useradd and passwd
If not we have a serious problem if yes something is wrong with your GUI (serious enough)
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