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It is very unlikely that you can easily recover the encryption code and access your data. Unless you're a security expert, or have access to some brilliant minds from the NSA, you must recover your password to be able to access your data. That's in a gist the trouble with securely stored data: if you lose your key, no one can access it anymore. Not easily, ...


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Ok, i found the answer myself, sorry for the spam ;-) In any case if someone else got the same problem, here is what fixed it: the permissions for the users home folder were all set to d--------- for that user. After setting them back to something usefull with find /home/username -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; and find /home/username -type f -exec chmod ...


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The bug has been fixed in MySQL Workbench 6.2.5 / 6.3.0 releases. http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=74771 A possible workaround was to add this code to the top of file /usr/bin/mysql-workbench export GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=1 This fix work on my ubuntu 14.04 with MySQL Workbench community 6.2.4 from deb http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu/ trusty workbench-6.2 ...


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I've had this problem before and it can be caused by a countless number of things (for me it was a script that ran on login that was crashing). So I cant help with a fix but I can point you to the possible problem. First take a look at your logs to see what error is causing your account to be logged out straight away. they should be located in var/log/ ...


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Add this code to the top of file /usr/bin/mysql-workbench if ls /run/user/`id -u`/keyring-* 1> /dev/null 2>&1; then gnome-keyring-daemon > /dev/null fi export GNOME_KEYRING_CONTROL=$(ls -d /run/user/`id -u`/keyring-* | head -n 1) It's not clean solution, but it works. No need of running workbench from terminal.


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The password that you set-up on installation process is the password of your account, not the administrator account. In normal cases, you can change your password using passwd, but since you forgot the password for your account, so you need to log in as the root account. http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-recover-root-password-under-linux-with-single-user-mode/ ...


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Download Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 and then burn to disk and fresh install with that. Post back if still have encryption problems. If you don't have access to another computer, if the disk you have has a try Ubuntu option, you may be able to use that to download and burn. If you don't have a disk to burn to, you can also write image to USB. If you need to ...


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Problem solved! I tried to change the password again by passwd without sudo and it didn't ask me for old password then I put a new one.


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The default user and password for a Ubuntu Core image like the one you download is "ubuntu" and "ubuntu" (without quotes). But this is just a bare image (just the base system nothing installed) of a new alpha installation system designed for cloud computing. It's called snapy and it's not likely what you are looking for.


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So first of all ubuntu manage to create a long how to (https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/openldap-server.html) about LDAP which omits an important phase: You would have to run sudo dpkg-reconfigure slapd after you installed slapd and select : NO - your.domain.com - Organisation name - password - password - HDB - YES - YES - NO I found the solution ...


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Edit /etc/login.defs using a text editor: vi /etc/login.defs Edit these 3 parameters to what you want (example from the file and the defaults given): # # Password aging controls: # # PASS_MAX_DAYS Maximum number of days a password may be used. # PASS_MIN_DAYS Minimum number of days allowed between password changes. # PASS_WARN_AGE Number of ...


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open System Settings and click on user accounts and click on your user name. there you can see login options you can find automatic login option just make it off then it will prompt for password.


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Is there a software that allows users to have different passwords? Yes, see How to configure Ubuntu as an LDAP client?. When you login with one of them you can see all your files, but when you put in the another one, you can only view selected files? No, never going to be possible. You need 2 users for this with each their own password where user2 only ...


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What about using something like TrueCrypt? Don't know if this exists for Ubuntu and yeah, I heard that they stopped developing and say they are not 100% safe anymore, but if you don't have to hide things from the FBI/... this is more than enough. You can create virtal volumes that you save either as a file on your disk (you can also hide it e.g. in a video ...


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I also have a non-password account for my little brother and therefore I'm used to the same problem (running Ubuntu 14.10). I don't know whether it is a bug, but I think so. My solution now is: When you locked the screen, there is the small window with only the locked user name and a text field to type in the password. Here, you have to click on the gear ...


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It looks like you are stuck here. Traditionally, you can open an xlock with the root password (and this means the true root user named "root"; alternate root accounts don't work) no matter who was logged in originally but Ubuntu has abandoned the root user in favour of a list of sudo'ers; bad luck again. I don't know whether there are any hacks to open an ...


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You should elaborate on you true intentions. If you are trying to setup a local file share that you can edit and others can read then simply set the permissions of those files to readonly for others. If you are setting up an online file share like Dropbox then the process is the same.


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that's indeed quite disturbing. May be you can double check from the command line with: cryptsetup luksDump /dev/mmcblk0p1 It should spit out something like LUKS header information for /dev/mmcblk0p1 Version: 1 Cipher name: aes Cipher mode: xts-plain64 Hash spec: sha1 Payload offset: 4096 MK bits: 256 MK digest: 50 21 48 ...


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Try to turn off Automatic Login in Settings > User Accounts If you cannot find Settings menu from the graphical interface, try opening it from terminal with the gnome-control-center command.


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Try to boot the Computer with your Windows partition and shut it down normally. Then start the computer again with the Ubuntu partition. Sometimes when Windows isn't shut down properly it has some kind of lock or whatever on the files, that Ubuntu can't read them.


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Open the terminal window from Applications --> accessories --> terminal, run the command: sudo visudo Find the line that says: %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL And change it to: %admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL Save and exit the file Source: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-disable-password-prompts-in-ubuntu.html I must warn you though that disabling all ...


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I would suggest taking a look at fail2ban[1]. It is primarily designed to prevent brute force SSH breaking attempts, but there are many additional modules[2] that have been written that work great for WordPress and other WebApps. [1]http://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page ...


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Alt+[unicode in decimal using numpad digits] works at the console, providing your environment is properly configured to expect UTF-8 (via LOCALE or LANG environment variables). In your case, you should enter Alt + 201.


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I encountered the same on the lock screen, and found out that my account was suddenly locked. I'm using (lsb_release -a)ubuntu 14.04.1 I installed the latest update and then encountered the issue - password is incorrect when the screen locked. So I googled and saw that from most of the suggestions, one is to change password. I found out that the only ...


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Run the command # seahorse Then choose gnome click on Lock pad icon and set a password for it or enable.


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Could either... boot into single user mode (use boot / grub option single) or boot into recovery mode (hold shift while booting, choose "root sell" - same as single user mode?) Then change that user's password (as root) with passwd user Or use live recovery Boot a live iso / cd / dvd / usb mount your / partition (to /mnt for example) sudo chroot /mnt ...


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Was able to do it this way today (from a dockerfile at least): RUN echo "password\npassword\n\n" | vncpasswd


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I believe the command for changing a standard account to administrative is: sudo adduser [username] sudo Where [username] is the name of the account you wish to change. I think this can even work for the account you are logged into, but I've not tried it for that purpose.


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If that account is part of sudoers, try changing the password for root. sudo passwd root And give a new password. It could work if your account is in the sudoers list


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from a security standpoint, allowing access to your mysql database's without a password could be a security risk. personally i only allow root access and it has a password, i can access and administer my sql server using phpmyadmin with user root and if port 80 is listening to the entire internet than anyone who found your IP to have an open port 80 could ...


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Not sure why your running a gui on a server, but if you do go ahead and set a root password (kinda a security risk) make sure to set "Permit root login" to no in sshd_config sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config


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If you are asked for root password at Log on Screen and don't know the password, follow these steps: Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to Terminal screen. Type your login name and password. Type the command, sudo passwd root. It will ask to enter password three times where first password is your login password, second is new root password and third is also new ...


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ctrl+alt+F1 will drop you into a terminal where you can log in and restart X with: sudo service lightdm restart You could also just stop it with stop in place of restart. Maybe a silly question but did you you try just pressing enter? Usually the root/admin password and the user password are the same, assuming the user is also an administrator and you ...


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I think it's a fault in the program itself, I also have great problems with it. That is why I am loading UBUNTU 14.04.1 again.



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