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Old 03-30-2015, 02:18 AM   #1
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Cool Password at Logon not saving

Hi There
I am a newbie, of course, running Mate on Mint 17.1 Rebecca.
I seem to be having all sorts of glitches with this installation so will try and sort them one at a time.
All had been fine with Petra and Quina ( I know - so why update you ask?) but wanted the up to date version for the lasting support.
I updated through Mint 17 Quina rather than doing a new install.

The most important glitch to solve first is at the start and logon.
For some reason my password is not being saved and keeps showing as Error.
I then have to reboot and go into Setup and retype Password in both the Administrator and User boxes before clicking F10 to Save and Exit.

Am still trying to understand how to use the Terminal correctly but any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-30-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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I assume you are referring to the system login password.

If you want to change your password at the command line, after you log in, open a terminal and run the command "passwd." It will prompt you to enter your old password, then prompt you to enter your new password twice. Then log out and log back in to test the password.

If that does not produce a password that sticks, please provide more precise details about the wording of error messages you are getting and the precise circumstances under which you are getting them.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:41 AM   #3
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Hi There
Thank you very much for your help. '
I did try and change password login via the Control Centre; Users & Groups to 'automatic login' but I still needed a password at Login.
Checking it again I did note that I was not registered as the Administrator but under Custom. This I have now changed.
Hopefully this will have solved it.
If it continues I will go into the Terminal as you suggest and put in another password.
Your help has been appreciated.
I will let you know how this goes.
After years of Windows and its manipulations I am loving Linux.


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