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Old 08-30-2010, 03:17 AM   #1
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Login work around - Debian?

Hi there,
I am inputting either the incorrect username or password in the login page (the computer running Debian is not specific about what is wrong)is there a way of bypassing this screen?


Old 08-30-2010, 03:23 AM   #2
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Do you mean the root password or the user password?
First verify if the keyboard layout is correct.
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1) You can change terminal and try if your login is correct there (CTRL-ALT-F2 F3 or other).
2) You can type your password in the username box to check if your keyboard is correct.
3) If all else fails and your not the root / administrator, contact the administrator to reset your password.

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hi Tony

a tip for you...

lets pretend your login name is Johnsmith6 and pw is AmnqAIwtynl....(ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies)

put your password into the login check if your locale and keyboard layout is giving you the correct characters.

I will always get caught typing Capitals when my blinking kb for some reason ...can not accept caps and I have do it it really slowly.

good luck
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