[SATLUG] Can't Enter My Password

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 3 16:33:38 CDT 2012

Many thanks.  It didn't go quite as described, but I got in and can access my stuff.  Recovery ran and gave me, "root @ Izzy:~#"  I typed "login" user name, and password.  Then, "sudo service gdm start" then my password, and I was in.

I have to do it each time I restart, but I gave access to my files.

--- On Mon, 9/3/12, Travis Mosley <tprowx at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Travis Mosley <tprowx at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Can't Enter My Password
To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
Date: Monday, September 3, 2012, 10:46 AM

Boot the Ubuntu PC up in recovery mode, there should be a recovery option in the GRUB boot screen. Just press that, wait for a box to pop up that says "shell", hit the down arrow key a few times until the option "shell" is highlighted, hit Enter, then type passwd <your user name here>. If you need to find your user name, type "getent passwd" and hit Enter.

Best regards,
Travis Mosley

On 09/02/2012 08:59 PM, Andy wrote:
>  *I'm your resident, ignorant desktop user who occasionaly surfaces.  I put the following post on Ubuntu Forms, Installation & Upgrade.  So far, no luck there.  I'm reduced to using my Eee and Puppy-powered, little box.  I can't access any of my files.
> Thanks,
> Andy
> can't enter password*
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I upgraded 32 bit Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04. When I click on my name at log in it gives me no chance to enter my password, it just says "log in." If I click on "avg," (whatever that is) it says "Password," and allows me to enter mine, which is rejected. I can log in as "Guest," and the installation seems otherwise good. If, as a guest, I go to system settings, system, user accounts, my password is accepted, and I have tried Automatic LO in both on and off, without effect.
> I need to find a way to log in, or how to go back o 10.04.
> Help!
> Andy Pickens
> San Antonio, TX

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