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Old 09-02-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
bigpoms
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keyboard does not work when inputing passwords


I installed Kubuntu 11.04 amd64. Lenovo g570 laptop. Everything works great except when I added my wife as a user. when logging in after you input her password, a note comes up saying you must change your password immediately. Click on ok and you get a password box. When I type in the first one nothing shows up and I can't leave that box until its filled in. Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
lydiaXr
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Did you add her as a user with a weird shell like FTP-only?
What happens when you log in as yourself, open a Terminal and su to her username?
 
Old 09-03-2011, 01:18 PM   #3
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Are you sure that something is meant to appear when you type in the password? On a terminal at least when I'm asked for my password or root's nothing appears but it is entered. This is for security reasons.
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still waiting for answers....
We're not being paid for this you know. At little patience please.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #4
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this is to jdkaye, That wasn't my quote. I didn't post "still waiting". Sorry if someone else offended you. I tried to su to cheryin a terminal window and it said the same thing. this time I type in her temp password "test" then it asked me for my new password and I typed in dave04, it asked me for my new password again and I typed in dave04. It said that the passwords don't match and then gave me an error "su: Authentication token manipulation error". I did it several times and I know that I typed in dave04 the same both times. I also tried it with a password 6218 several times. Anyone have any ideas? thanks again in advance
 
Old 09-04-2011, 12:17 AM   #5
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I updated all packages with the gui software program. Rebooted. It still didn't work on the login screen but when I tried it again in a terminal window it did work. I typed the new password 2 times and now my wife has a login. I appreciate the help. Working in a terminal window and su ing into my wifes login I finally got it to work. Thanks everyone.
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