I am trying to change my password but there is no account in the User Account Settings list and I can not unlock the password field.

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  • Why lubuntu tag? – Anwar Jun 2 '17 at 12:05
  • Click on the lock button it asks your password, enter your pass then you can edit. – Ravexina Jun 2 '17 at 12:11
  • @Ravexina Unfortunately not. The "Lock" button will lock the settings again after having been unlocked by the "unlock" button. The problem I see here is that there actually isn't any user account in the list at all. – Byte Commander Jun 2 '17 at 12:13
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    Can you please open a terminal, run the commands id and getent passwd $(whoami) and edit your question to show us the output? – Byte Commander Jun 2 '17 at 12:15
  • @ByteCommander I don't have much GUI applications, so it was a guess... good you clarify that it's a wrong guess ;) – Ravexina Jun 2 '17 at 12:19

Try changing the password in the terminal.

Open a terminal window and type:

sudo passwd USERNAME

where USERNAME is the name of the user account you want to change the password for, or (even simpler) just type


to change the password of the account you're running the command from.

When prompted, then type your current password, then the new password, and finally retype the new password.

  • Thanks for solution. Is there any way to enable user account editable – Ramesh Jun 2 '17 at 12:07
  • You should not use sudo passwd USERNAME unless necessary (when you forgot the password), because that way you will force-change the password. This could get you into slight trouble if there is anything else in that user's account depending on the password. A famous example is if you use home folder encryption. Always prefer the more simple passwd to change the password of the logged in account wherever possible. – Byte Commander Jun 2 '17 at 12:22

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