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Old 03-26-2009, 06:47 AM   #1
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Ubuntu upgrade completely broke all login options


After a recent upgrade i'm now completely unable to log in to my computer. GDM autologin lets me start my computer and enter gnome as before, but su and sudo wont let me access my root account.

If i start in single-user mode and try to change my root password with the command passwd i drop back to the shell after entering my current password, no error messages. Same with su and sudo, just drop back to the terminal without error messages.

I am running ubuntu jaunty, any idea what's happened?
 
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is the keyboard layout still the same?
try to type the password at the prompt to see if it is OK
 
Old 03-26-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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is the keyboard layout still the same?
try to type the password at the prompt to see if it is OK
The layout is still the same, keyboard is working perfectly. GDM autologin lets me use my computer for surfing and work, i just can't access my root account, add users or reset my default users password.

In other words the system seems to work well, except using account/password tools.
 
  


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