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errigour 12-09-2010 12:53 AM

I cant change my password with the passwd command
 
Hi For some reason passwd does not accept my current password as the old password when i try to change my password with the command passwd. Im not sure whats wrong with whatever linux uses to handle passwords but I cant even change passwords with the root user account. Is there any way to fix both of these problems.

jcelle 12-09-2010 01:34 AM

Could you please specify which distribution/version you are using ? Sounds like a problem with the password's pam configuration.
Could you post the content of your /etc/pam.d folder ?

errigour 12-10-2010 01:09 PM

inhibiter@relik:~>ls /etc/pam.d
atd common-password login ppp smtp vsftpd
chage common-session netatalk quagga squid xdm
chfn crond other radiusd sshd xdm-np
chsh cups passwd rpasswd su xlock
common-account gnomesu-pam pop samba sudo xscreensaver
common-auth imap pop3 shadow useradd

I'm using linux OPENsuse 10.1.

JZL240I-U 12-15-2010 05:17 AM

I'm no PAM guru, sorry. Maybe this helps: http://linux.die.net/man/1/passwd. HTH.

P.S.: Would have been nice if jcelle would have come back...


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