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You must NEVER edit your passwd file manually because you will mess things up. The proper way to change your username is: usermod -l newUsername oldUsername Then change home folder: usermod -d /home/newHomeDir -m newUsername To change password you should use: sudo passwd yourusername I suggest you to revert your passwd file back, or if you can't ...


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The reason you got stuck after your edit is that the /etc/shadow file contained an entry for the password of tiny but no entry for abc, whereas the /etc/passwd file contained an entry for abc and not for tiny. When sudo looked, it identified you correctly (according to the password file) as abc based on the UID of the process you were running, but when it ...


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You can try using ecryptfs-recover-private. Boot into your live CD, preferably an Ubuntu one of a newer version Mount the partition containing your home directory (either your root partition, or your /home partition if you have one) In your terminal, navigate to the directory containing your home directory (should be something like ...


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Your ISP is asking you to login to your SMTP server so that you can respond to a return receipt request.


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This isn't the greatest fix.. but it worked. I just changed my password to something else. I noticed that one of the characters that I was using required being hit twice to register. This was only happening in the GUI. So I changed my password to not have that character and BINGO BANGO all fixed up.


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You can use the gnome keyring plugin, as the name describes it only works with the Gnome Keyring. You can build it from source: https://github.com/aebrahim/pidgin-gnome-keyring Or use a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~pidgin-gnome-keyring/+archive/ubuntu/ppa This is a still valid post that describes how it works and how to install it: ...


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had the same problem today and found your thread^^, so I started myself to solve the problem. I did the same as you did, except I used the conf file from the phone and put the psk in. The file should look like this and is in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ [connection] id=<<<FILE NAME HERE(SSID>>> uuid=<<< HERE IS A ...


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This doesn't exactly answer the question, but it is another approach to the issue. A couple of versions of Kubuntu ago, I couldn't figure out how to turn this off either. Since I was kind of tired of screensavers anyway, I just turned the screen saving to start after an hour when power is plugged into my notebook (so it wouldn't come on while watching ...


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A group called PrivacyIdea have created a little package to add a HMAC-SHA1 challenge-response routine to the initramfs, which means that Ubuntu can query you for a challenge to pass to the Yubikey and then use the response to unlock the LUKS volume. For the most part, I'm following these instructions, with some added comments. The process is actually very ...


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#!/bin/bash read -p "Please enter your username: " user read -s -p "Please enter your password: " pass xfreerdp -f -u "$user" -d campus -p "$pass" --ignore-certificate website.com If you want to do the equivalent with a GUI dialog window, take a look at zenity e.g. pass="$(zenity --password)"


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You don't have to enter your password for everything. Either your installation is severely broken somehow, or (more likely) you're not using it correctly. Consider running ls in the terminal. You don't need your password for this. Do you always run it as sudo ls? Don't do this. If running ls without sudo fails, paste the result of running sudo ls -l /bin/ls ...


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NEVER use the same username/email - password combination for more than one service! I advise you to change all of them immediately. Not only because it is unsafe in general, but because weird popup password requests look somehow suspicious to me. It could be malware prompting you for your credentials to hack your accounts. It does not have to be, but it ...


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"By default the first user's account is an administrative account, so if the UI is prompting you for a password it's probably that person's user password.If the user doesn't remember their password you need to reset it. To do this you need to boot into recovery mode." Quoted from How do I reset a lost administrative password?



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