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Old 04-21-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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Changing lost root password in Linux Lite


After booting into single user mode, I get this. And unable to issue any command at this point, the wireless keyboard is not working at this point. Should I try wired keyboard, is this a driver issue? The keyboard is able to issue commands initially and once booted into multiuser mode but not while following instructions per "Resetting your password" in Linux Lite.

Linux Lite 3.8

The hardware is: Sony Vaio VGC-LA1

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Old 04-21-2018, 09:14 AM   #2
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After booting into single user mode, I get this. And unable to issue any command at this point, the wireless keyboard is not working at this point. Should I try wired keyboard, is this a driver issue? The keyboard is able to issue commands initially and once booted into multiuser mode but not while following instructions per "Resetting your password" in Linux Lite.

Linux Lite 3.8
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I assume it's this guide you're referring to. Yes, try a wired keyboard, change your password, and then see if you still have the same problem just using the system normally.

AFAIK, not all wireless keyboard's are supported with Linux. But, you have not said what wireless keyboard you have, which model is it?

As, maybe some others here have the same keyboard and assuming it can work in Linux, give you some further pointers.
 
Old 04-21-2018, 03:52 PM   #3
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Try typing passwd in the konsole and see if that works.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...sword-in-linux

IF that fails try holding down Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get into tty mode and try passwd again.

I have a Sony Vaio and Linux see's the keyboard just fine.

Are you trying to connect an additional keyboard to your Vaio?

jsbjsb001 is right, not all wireless keyboards work with Linux.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/shop/li...ible-keyboards

https://www.google.com/search?client....0.87zoxugTkPI

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Old 04-21-2018, 04:46 PM   #4
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And also note many times nothing appears, no '*', as you type the password. The wireless keyboard should work the same as a USB keyboard. 99% of those use the HID driver, which should always be loaded. You can usually tell if the keyboard is working by whether or not the lights work.
 
  


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