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Old 07-22-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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How do I retrieve my password for default keyring to unlock? I forgot it.

How do I retrieve my password for default keyring to unlock?
I've forgotten it.
Old 07-23-2014, 02:44 AM   #2
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Then you need to learn to live without it
Old 07-23-2014, 08:26 AM   #3
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afraid you cannot. can you become root?
First disconnect from any network, login as root (if cannot and don't know how, hit Ctrl-Alt-F2 (e.g.) and type in
PHP Code:
sudo passwd root 
to create a root password.

Then login as root and use the commands
PHP Code:
useradd -m xxxxxx 
to add a user and his home folder, then
PHP Code:
passwd xxxxxx 
You could then delete the olduser and his home folder if you want by
PHP Code:
userdel -r olduser 
I've done it, too. C'est la vie!

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