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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. When I switch to the first text terminal using Ctrl+Alt+F1, I'm presented with a prompt that asks for user name and password. When I input the user name and password, I get login incorrect. I'm typing the right user name and password. What could be the problem?

Here is the output of dmesg

Here is the /var/log/auth.log

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Some how the problem fixed it self. I was using the system, and update manager came up telling me that there are updates available for my machine, so I looked at the updates, and applied them. One of those updates was a Kernel update.

So I don't know if that what fixed it or not, but is got fixed right after the updates were applied.

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Maybe you have a different keyboard layout? This is the only thing I can think of. Try typing some of the special characters from your password as the user name to test whether what you type is actually what you want.

Also, run

dmesg

from the terminal; the login failure should be seen in the system logs and maybe there is some additional explanation.

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keyboard layout is OK. –  Mitch Aug 23 '12 at 11:47
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