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Old 05-25-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
Bamse123
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Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
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No scandinavian characters in passwords? Huh?


I guess I can't use the characters of my beloved language in passwords. I changed the root password just 5 minutes ago and used "" like in any other Finnish word.
Code:
$ su
Password:
Sorry.
$ su
Password:
Sorry.
$ su
Password:
Sorry
$
...
Not funny.

Regards,
Bamse
 
Old 05-25-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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Maybe the keyboard layouts in X and console are different?
I can't recall any limitations for passwords having to be
7-bit ASCII ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-26-2004, 07:37 AM   #3
Bamse123
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Well I closed X and was able to su there at the "real" terminal. I'm still wondering what caused this. How to, maybe, fix?

Regards,
Bamse
 
Old 05-26-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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Post the keyboard section of your
XF86Config
please?


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