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Old 07-16-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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What is my authentication password?


I haven't tried any random password patterns yet but I have tried knoppix because of a suggestion and it didn't work. I am useing knoppix as my OS not from CD or DVD. I would like to add and remove unused or needed apps. My linux language is week for the time being so I use the Software Center option from the Preferences option from the Main Menue.
When I click on the remove icon a screen comes up asking for the Authentication Password and I don't have it, I as can not change the time on the desktop because it says that I am not the owner. How do I reset all the passwords and regain complete control of my system?
Thank you very much for any working advice.
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:28 PM   #2
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Hi,

I think this has been answered...

It's simple

Quote:
sudo su
is the magic formula...

Any reasons to use DLS? There are more up-to-date Distro's that could help better...

Thor
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.
For knoppix, take a look at
http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Using_FA...ot_password.3F

Kind regards
 
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:19 PM   #4
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Thank you

Thanks for the help. I have read about using sudo su which shortens to su for the password but the real help came from the information about how to change the root password. Thank you both for your help.
 
Old 07-17-2011, 02:27 PM   #5
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No sweat! You're welcome. Happy Linuxin'!!



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