Cannot use "no password required" setting to authenticate

Asked by Gary Martin on 2012-06-28

I set my admin account to "no password requires" and now When the system asks for a pssword to authenicate not using a password does not work. I've tried just hitting the authenicate button, pressing hte ENTER key and then pressing thr authenicate button amd pressing the TAB key and then pressing the authenicate button - nothing works! The worst thing is that I cannot get into the USER ACCOUNT to change the AUTO LOGIN in setting. Someone please how I can unscrew myself!

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2012-06-28
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2012-06-28

Reboot and hold SHIFT, select recovery mode then select root. You can now run:

passwd foo; reboot

Chnange foo for youusername. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now use the password you set to authenticate stuff. Don't use blank passwords (except maybe for the Gnome keyring). Its completely retarded and strips your OS of any security. Once you setup the OS you only use your password to authenticate updates which is a minor inconvenience, other than that your user can do what it needs

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