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Old 08-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
wiliamvw
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Question opensuse 11.3 won't recognize password for yast


Have opensuse 11.3 installed on several laptops, and in all of them it [kde] won't recognize my perfectly correct password when try to use yast or system resources in control center; has anyone else had a similar problem?
 
Old 08-23-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
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What happens when you are prompted by YaST for your root password and you enter it?
 
Old 08-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #3
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After entering the correct password (and as use dvorak, tried it under both keyboard systems), the request box blinks a couple of times, and then returns to same request for password, but with box once again empty; after a few tries, it then disappears without allowing access to yast, and I have to start whole process over again; and once more all is repeated.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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Can you login as root with that password? Otherwise, maybe you have the password wrong.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 04:56 PM   #5
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logging in as root

Have tried to log in as root, but get same non-functioning result; while seems most improbable would have made error in setting my password on one of these computers, that would have done so on all running opensuse 11.3 is effectively impossible [have nonetheless tried many different ones and various variations -- no change]. Had hopes this might just be some well known glitch, but it seems not to be the case, then have to assume it's just like with one of my laptops wherein: 1. turned on and immediately inserted certain files from flash drive; 2. did nothing else [no wifi, no extra processor loads, etc.], but just observe as wifi light came on, and icon indictor of processor activity went crazy with activity at maximum possible for about ten minutes; 3. screen went blank; 4. reboot got bios message to please insert OS in cd slot as there presently is no OS on the laptop. Not sure if its NSA or DIA -- hard to believe CIA or FBI would be that stupid.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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Re: Logging in as root.

Wiliamvw
Under "assuming it's just like one of my laptops"....did this course of events actually occur within your network? If so you have some malicious ghosts to chase...

Rules:
1. Do not leave CMOS "Boot from USB" Enabled without considering the risks!
(once you give permission at the more primitive levels, all bets are off....)

2. Password protect BIOS!

3. Never, Never, Never mount any memory device prior to a full scan, there are too many free utilities for this to be an issue.

Good Hunting...
"Perseverance Furthers"
 
Old 09-03-2011, 10:25 PM   #7
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might be worth reading:

http://forums.opensuse.org/how-faq-r...-opensuse.html



which refers to :

http://www.susegeek.com/general/how-...d-in-opensuse/


oops clumsy typing left out:

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Recover_root_password


which says (and more) :


Set root password

If you've lost your root password, you might be able to recover it using the steps below. However, some systems are protected with boot loader passwords that will not let you do that without THAT password. If the boot loader is password protected, you need to boot from other media Like the OpenSUSE CD/DVD/mini-boot. OpenSUSE install CD is probably the best one to use.




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