Give this a go.
Simultaneously press Ctrl, Alt and F1 keys (Ctrl+Alt+F1) to get a text (non-gui) prompt.
Type root (Press Enter)
Type your ROOT password (Press Enter)
Type passwd maurice (or whatever your username is) (press Enter)
You will receive the following three prompts:
Confirm New Password:
Supply the requested information, pressing Enter at each stage.
Type init 5 (There is a space between init and 5) (Press Enter)
You should now be back at the gui prompt.
Enter the new password and keep your fingers crossed.
Better still, save your Documents etc and do a fresh install of Mepis 8, which has just been released. It is streets ahead of M7.
EDIT If by chance this does not work, you may need to change locales back to the original (pre-Chinese) settings.
As root (#):
Last edited by beachboy2; 02-26-2009 at 01:49 PM.