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Old 05-25-2015, 01:40 AM   #1
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I got a used dell latitude 2120 with the ubuntu opperating system the laptop came with out a username and password for the log in screen.
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Have you ever used GNU/Linux before? Because it might be easier just to reinstall
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If it was set up for you, try user=user & root=root (or toor), otherwise you will have to ask for them from who you bought it.

Warning: Don't use an email address as a user name unless you want to receive a lot of spam mails!

(There are ways to change them, but I think that would be beyond your present skills.)

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when was that ubuntu installed onto that laptop?
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I got a used dell latitude 2120 with the ubuntu opperating system the laptop came with out a username and password for the log in screen.

Welcome to the forum

If the copy of Ubuntu was not set up for you, I would wipe it and re-install with a distribution of your choice. However, if there is a restore partition, be careful not to delete that!

I also agree with fatmac, using your email address as your username is a bad idea, it makes a good SPAM magnet.


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