I disabled login options, how do I reset my password?

Asked by Levan Chelidze on 2012-10-20

So yesterday I changed password on ubuntu, but today I wanted to revert it so I entered user accounts and tried to change it, but sadly I could not. It told me password is not secure enough or something then i disabled log in options, but i want it back as it was
http://i.stack.imgur.com/avek7.jpg

Now I can not change password at all

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Oct 20 22:47:25 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu4
 deja-dup 24.0-0ubuntu1
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.18-0ubuntu1
 indicator-datetime 12.10.2-0ubuntu3

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Solved by:
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15
Solved:
2012-10-22
Last query:
2012-10-22
Last reply:
2012-10-22
Levan Chelidze (levanchelidze) said : #1
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

On 10/22/2012 02:50 AM, Levan Chelidze wrote:
> New question #211909 on gnome-control-center in Ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+question/211909
>
> So yesterday I changed password on ubuntu, but today I wanted to revert it so I entered user accounts and tried to change it, but sadly I could not. It told me password is not secure enough or something then i disabled log in options, but i want it back as it was
> http://i.stack.imgur.com/avek7.jpg
>
>
> Now I can not change password at all
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
> Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
> Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Sat Oct 20 22:47:25 2012
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=xterm
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
> usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
> activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu4
> deja-dup 24.0-0ubuntu1
> gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.18-0ubuntu1
> indicator-datetime 12.10.2-0ubuntu3
>
Hi ,

Follow this guide to reset your password :

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

Thanks

Levan Chelidze (levanchelidze) said : #3

Thank you for the reply but i re installed already, but i think it should fixed , and i have a question in the screen shot you can see a disabled login options how to get it back ??????????

Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

You mean the automatic login ?

You have to set a password and then you can turn ON or OFF the automatic login.

If your problem solved , cosider to mark the questiona as solved by clicking the answer that solved your question.

Thanks

Levan Chelidze (levanchelidze) said : #5

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.