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How do I reset my Ubuntu 12.10 password? [duplicate]

So my sister gave me this old laptop that has Ubuntu 12.10. The problem is that she has a username administrator password, but she forgot it. I've tried using GRUB and launching recovery mode and ...
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Why do I SOMETIMES get a request for computer login?

I have Ubuntu 12.10. In System Settings/User Accounts, I have it set up with a password, but with Automatic Login ON. After selecting Ubuntu in the Grub menu, I want Unity to boot-up without the use ...
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Password not required

I have a password set on my laptop running 12.10 smoothly, but the password requirement on boot from suspend or hibernation has vanished. It is still required for sudoing or boot from full shutdown. ...
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Ubuntu infinity progress circle that appears after typing the password and pressing the Enter key is frozen

I don't know how to take a screen shot at the moment you're logging in, so I'll try to explain the component I'm referring to. If you set your Ubuntu to ask for password before the system start, of ...
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529 views

how to break the GRUB password?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. We all know that from the Restore option in the GRUB menu we can reset our lost password. We can also put password for GRUB to prevent other users ,to reset the password. My ...
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Wifi keeps asking for password - Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 and it still keeps asking me for password. I've spent a few days of searching on net without any luck. I tried loading different drivers, using wicd instead of ...
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no password to report app crashes

How do I reset the password to report app crashes when the yellow "crash" icon appears in the desktop tray for xubuntu? It seems to be the same password for adding users. Note that I can add users ...
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218 views

Lock screen turn off and on : Goes to a loop asking to enter password to unlock- then turns off again.

I recently updated my laptop from 12.04 to 12.10. And now, whenever I lock screen with "CTRL+ALT+L", the screen locks, and monitor turns off. But within 30 seconds, it turns on and asks for password. ...
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Can I change user in the Unity interface without having to type password when changing back?

First of all, let me emphasize that I am talking about my home computer that I use for personal use. I have two accounts in Ubuntu: one for me, one for my wife. We don't use separate accounts to ...
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how do I change permissions?

On my new install of Ubuntu 12.10, I keep having to enter passwords for EVERYTHING! I am the only user on this computer, and I am tired of having to enter all these passwords, can anyone help?
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Disabling Password and Key Login

I want to disable the login prompt to access the Passwords and Keys. Right clicking the prompt does not bring up a change password dialogue. Under Applications > System Tools >Preferences there is ...
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How do I delete the boot passphrase?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 and I set it up to have a password to login, and apparently, I also selected to have a password on boot-up. I went into my BIOS and made sure start-up/HDD password is turned ...
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Pasword space is blank under VMWare, what can I do?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 on my VMWare and now the password space is just not there. It says the name of user but no space to enter the password. What to do?
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Why is the login section of “passwords and keys” empty

Where are passwords stored for the user. As a test I deleted the files stored in /home/user/.gnome2/keyrings expecting to have to re-enter my WiFi password at least but it had no effect. So where are ...
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3 sudo password errors

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I forgot to disable cap-locks and have attempted to use the wronf sudo password three times. Now when I attempt a sudo command , I get a message in part reads "HTTP ...
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Unable to mount media hard drivrs. after [user@machine ~]$ sudo usermod -G dialout user

I wasn't able to download date from my USB cradle from a Powertap cycling computer after upgrading to 12.10. I thought I found the answer with a google search that suggested using this code where user ...
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Can I uninstall Seahorse from Ubuntu 12.10 without side effects?

I find Ubuntu (12.10)'s Seahorse intrusive and annoying and I would like to remove it using Ubuntu Software Center. If I do so, could it potentially cause me problems with future Ubuntu upgrades?
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Remove password attempt at sudo 12.10

I just installed Quantal Quetzal and when I type sudo in the terminal it asks for the password. Before upgrading, I changed something in the file, and it wouldn’t ask for passwords. I have already ...