Everytime I try to do anything it asks me to give a password to unlock it which I do not have

Asked by Candice Litrenta on 2011-12-16

Once I do anything at all say download for example after it finishes that project it asks me for a default password which I do not have. I have tried every password I have used. I have the correct passwords to get into the system but this one is not available. I am going batty over it.

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Last query:
2011-12-19
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2011-12-19

Set a blank keyring password and you shouldn't be bothered. Also disable ipv6 with the boot option:

ipv6.disable=1

May help too

I am not very computer savvy so I need to know how to reset it. I need that explained. Thank you
Candice

Under passwords and keys, right click the 'password:default' and select change password. You will need your current password but set the new password to nothing, not even a space.

if you run:
gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub

find this line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

Change it to:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash ipv6.disable=1"

Save the new file and run:
sudo update-grub

reboot to test

HTH

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