Questions regarding passwords and the use of them. Where and when it is needed for system security.

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How to make Ubuntu Server 12 read keyboard input by the password line on login?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server on my machine - successfully. However, the system does not read my keyboard input on the password on login. Is there something I did not do right? How do I go ...
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Why won't Ubuntu installed using Wubi accept my password?

I can boot into Ubuntu just fine as a guest but it refuses to accept my login name and password that were set during the Wubi install. I reinstalled it again with basic login and password just to make ...
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Broke my sudoers password, how do I reset it without using sudo? [duplicate]

I thought it would be a good idea to finally take the password off my little netbook since it has never actually been of any use, and has mostly just slowed down . But when I went to change my ...
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sudo credential caching on by default

Just installed a minimal ubuntu 12.04, then installed xfce4 and xinit from the command line after first boot. Totally vanilla installation afaik. I'm noticing that sudo caches the password until I ...
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User account password removed but terminal still asking for password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Authenticate user that has no password? I'm new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 11.10 and removed the user account password. However, now when I try to do anything in ...
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How to recover lost username and password?

I tried using a procedure here to reset my password but I don't know my username. Never used Ubuntu that often, I'm using a dual boot with Windows 7. When I try to drop to a prompt in recovery mode ...
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14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator

This is what my picture would look like if I was allowed to post pictures... Account Type Administrator Language English (New Zealand) Login Options [blank] Password **** Last ...
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Ubuntu 14.0.4 freezing [duplicate]

I've just installed 14.0.4 and it freezes if left for any amount of time (more than a few minutes) The mouse moves, but any input on the keyboard isn't shown on screen (password lock screen) The ...
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Connect to my College's WPA from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and am running it on a Sony Vaio VGN-CR12OE. It is the only operating system. I am trying to connect to my college's WPA WiFi. My settings for this WiFi connection are as ...
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Want to change password my login

I want to change my computer's password. Right now my password is abc123. I run this command: sudo passwd I entered my current password and then a new one but the change does not take effect. How ...
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How to save VPN passwords with NetworkManger for nmcli?

There are many posts about putting VPN passwords into /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/<connection>. I can't get any of them working on Ubuntu 12.04. The fields in the questions and ...
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remember wireless password in kde

I've got kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installed. Don't know why - whether it's a default option or I've made this - but KDE always keeps asking me for the wireless connection password and it's annoying a ...
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Maintenance Password [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 onto an older XPS 420 Dell 32 bit. I did the single boot. When it downloaded, for some reason it kept the original user name as well as the computer name. Now I can't ...
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password is incorrect - when tried to login into ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 with dual boot to Win 7 without any issue. The login screen came up on Ubuntu with two accounts (Guest & myname). I was able to login as guest but not through my ...
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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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I can only login as guest

I did a password change. It wasn't memorable enough. I reset my password using a series of commands from the root shell in recovery mode: # mount -rw -o remount / # passwd {username} Enter new ...
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Root account at set up

When I set up Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.) on my old IBM Thinkpad it asked me my name for user name I assume, and to chose a password. I did all that, now, I'm coming to Ubuntu from Mepis 11, and it's pretty ...
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When prompted what does Administrative Password refer to?

When prompted for an administrative password, what exactly does that mean? I'm trying to run a few programs but they are asking for my adminstrative password, but I have no clue what that means. ...
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How to enable login password in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic login? I install multiple Operating systems in Virtualbox. I have installed Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.10 too in it. While installation of Ubuntu ...
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I have no password but Ubuntu thinks I still do im trying to change it but I cant [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? it shows the "Current Password" field but I DON'T HAVE A PASSWORD what do I do??????? Please help me
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How do I reset my user password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I lost my Ubuntu user account password... I saw some other questions on this topic that had answers telling me to ...
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How can I find my password?

So I installed xubuntu on a netbook with windows 7 already on it. Install seemed to go fine, boot works fine with proper dual boot options; but at the login screen, options are the same main account ...
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Login keyring prompt appears twice on login

Whenever I log into my Ubuntu desktop machine, a password dialogue appears for the login keyring. Once I've entered the password, it comes up again (and this isn't because I got it wrong the first ...
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Is there a way to never have to put in your password after you have logged in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Ubuntu remember forever the password after the first time I put my password in when I log in but after that I don't want to type it again. When I use my ...
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Vodafone Webbook

I have a Vodafone Webbook, but I have lost the password. What can I do to reset the assword? Holding down shift / esc / shift+esc does not bring up a grub menu.
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authentication is required to change user data

I set administrator password to blank. Now, I can't install new programs (message see in title), or change the admin password ("change" button grayed out). I tried a suggested fix from inside the ...