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Old 10-13-2014, 07:28 AM   #1
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different passwords of admin and user?

I have LinuxMint 16 Cinnamon
I thought that it is good to have different passwords. I am a single user.
So I went to "passwords and keys", witch was to enter with giving my password. There I saw my name, witch I clicked, and saw the passwords as points for my capacity as admin and as standard. I wanted only change my password as Standard, not as admin. So I set on "standard" and changed the password. Then I closed. Then I restartet with my new password. Then I testet the access to software-area and got the answer that the old password for admin were wrong, the new also. I obviously had myself changed from admin to user. That's I didn't want. What is to do now?
Old 10-13-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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You could have save yourself some problems if you had seen the link below which explains how sudo works on Ubuntu/Mint.

The link below explains how to reset the root password for your primary user.
Old 10-13-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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If you don't get a prompt (#) but a question asking you for the root password you need to write back.



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