i need to find out my password to open my key to enter new date and time. i have tried everyone i can think of and none of them seem to work. please help me to find it.

Asked by Leslie DeBord on 2010-02-01

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

when itry to log in to adjust the date and time the system doesn't recognize my password. i would like to set up a new user name and password. i would also like to delete the old one. please help.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: lpia
Date: Mon Feb 1 20:56:08 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: gnome-terminal 2.22.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: lpia
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-22-lpia i686

Question information

Leslie DeBord (debordleslie) said : #1
Monkey (monkey-libre) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

I don't remember user and password what i can do

You can do this: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword


To discover your user and restore (change) the password you can:

Start the pc the when you see the GRUB row...

Press ESC.

Press "e" for edit.

Highlight the line that begins kernel ………, and press "e"

Go to the very end of the line, add rw init=/bin/bash

press enter, then press "b" to boot your system.

Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.

Type in grep -i 1000 /etc/passwd

The system must show a row with your user name at the start of the row
for example:

Here my user is danilo

Then to change your user password type in:

passwd username


passwd -d username

change username with your real user

Set your password.

Type in:



reboot -f

Hope this helps

Might be you refer to the keyring password in that case please read this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2302037


Peter T Butler (pnbutler32) said : #5

I have password that i can access other programs but Key ring will not accept it

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