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Old 12-08-2010, 11:53 PM   #1
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I cant change my password with the passwd command

Hi For some reason passwd does not accept my current password as the old password when i try to change my password with the command passwd. Im not sure whats wrong with whatever linux uses to handle passwords but I cant even change passwords with the root user account. Is there any way to fix both of these problems.
Old 12-09-2010, 12:34 AM   #2
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Could you please specify which distribution/version you are using ? Sounds like a problem with the password's pam configuration.
Could you post the content of your /etc/pam.d folder ?
Old 12-10-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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inhibiter@relik:~>ls /etc/pam.d
atd common-password login ppp smtp vsftpd
chage common-session netatalk quagga squid xdm
chfn crond other radiusd sshd xdm-np
chsh cups passwd rpasswd su xlock
common-account gnomesu-pam pop samba sudo xscreensaver
common-auth imap pop3 shadow useradd

I'm using linux OPENsuse 10.1.
Old 12-15-2010, 04:17 AM   #4
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I'm no PAM guru, sorry. Maybe this helps: HTH.

P.S.: Would have been nice if jcelle would have come back...


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