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Old 06-03-2009, 02:55 AM   #1
shadow_rana
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Authentication token manipulation error


Hello Everybody,

I am new to linux, As i want to change my password in the terminal its displaying message as follows.

Error: Password NOT changed.
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

I dont have root privileges to the system as i am a student in our lab. So please guide me to solve my problem as soon as possible.

thanking you,

regards
sivakiran.B
 
Old 06-03-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by shadow_rana View Post
Hello Everybody,

I am new to linux, As i want to change my password in the terminal its displaying message as follows.

Error: Password NOT changed.
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

I dont have root privileges to the system as i am a student in our lab. So please guide me to solve my problem as soon as possible.

thanking you,

regards
sivakiran.B
If you don't have root privileges to the system then you'll need to ask someone who does have them to do this for you.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-03-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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Hi,

Things that come to mind:

- Is there anything in the log files that can shed some more light on this?
- Does the passwd command has the correct user/group/permissions?
- Are the pam config files (still) correct?

Which distro are you using?
 
  


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