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Old 08-27-2002, 11:45 PM   #1
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Log-in blocked

My partner left today and will be away for a month; he put a barrier on the system to prevent my children from logging on, and gave me instructions on how to lift it if I wanted to allow them to log on. Basically, I have root access; unfortunately, I can't log in myself, it gives me the message that he put on for the kids. So - I can use root, but I can't reach my own desktop, although I can reach my own home directory. I want to be able to access my own KMail, as my partner has set it up so that we can send encrypted messages to each other - can someone tell me either how to do this from Root, or how to get my own desktop. PS: he told me if I had any questions to come to this site, and someone would help me!

Old 08-28-2002, 04:46 AM   #2
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when you are logged in as root do
passwd yourname ; that whould change the yourname account's password. Unless that is prevented too
good luck
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Can you remember *any* part of the instructions?
Maybe that can shed some light on what is protected.
Bad practice, but if you're in as root you should be able to "su <username>" to get to your account.

Btw, Pine and GPG works good from the console, IMO it's a good idea to *not* have to rely on X-windows apps for crypto.


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