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Old 02-09-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
Dax777
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Unhappy Switched to automatic log-in: Password stopped working!


Hello guys I have a lil problem here I hope somebody can help me out. So i tried to disable my laptop running on v11.10 from asking me for my password whenever the screen comes up. Ok so I went to system settings> User Accounts and from there under "Automatic Log-in" I ticked "on" then under "Password" I selected "none". After I did the tweaks I reboot my laptop and it worked however I am unable to download everything now because I constantly get the error msg "your authentication attempt was unsuccessful. please try again" whenever I put in my password. I tried going back to User Accounts to undo the changes but It say's I need to unlock the dialog to make such changes using the password that isn't working now. So can somebody pls give me some advice I really have no clue as to how to get around this I tried my keyring but it didn't help. I might wanna reformat my laptop instead as I really don't have alot of options right now but would like to avoid the hassle If I can if there's a much simpler way to solve this.

Last edited by Dax777; 02-09-2012 at 10:14 PM. Reason: first post wasn't concise enough
 
Old 02-10-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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Check the password back, you need to tell the system which is your password for some programs to work. And to do the changes you have to log as root.

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