Changing the Admin Password

Asked by srikumar on 2011-11-18

Ubuntu 11.10

Changing my own Admin password was so much easier under earlier versions of Ubuntu. Now I cannot find a way to do this.

any suggestions ?

thank you
srikumar

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run:

passwd

and you can set it, same in ANY UNIX / Linux distro

srikumar (ssrikumar) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

As with creating new users, you can also do this graphically by going to the GNOME Control Center (click on the power/gear icon at the upper-right corner of the screen and click System Settings...) and going to User Accounts (in the System category).

By the way, if you want to use the utility that was present in older versions of Ubuntu to edit user accounts, you can still use that in Ubuntu 11.10. It is called users-admin and it is part of the gnome-system-tools package.