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Old 10-17-2006, 08:25 AM   #1
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username and password login

I have just installed the latest ubuntu and the setup goes fine until i get to the login screen. This has driven me crazy. I have gone through the setup 3 times and have written down my username and password on a piece of paper, when i get to the login screen i input these and it says i have the wrong username and password. I have done 3 re installs there are no caps or anything it just doesnt let me in:@

Has anyone else come across this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Old 10-17-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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You've probably already tried this, but if not its worth a try.

Do you have any numbers in your password?

If so and you are using the 10 key for those numbers, make sure that numlock is on.
Old 10-17-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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is this the root user? or a user you created?
if its a user you created try becoming that user through 'su' as root ie:
if you can/can't do that check /etc/passwd (vipw) check that your user is in this file.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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Usernames and passwords are case sensitive by the way.


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