I have no password yet it still asks me for it when I try to download updates.

Asked by Juan Barboza on 2012-08-02

Basically I'm not allowed to download stuff on my own account. It wont let me because it's saying that I need to enter my main password, but I removed it awhile back. So I shouldn't be having to enter a password.(other than the keyring)When I check under user accounts it says that I have no password, yet when I try to unlock or change the password it says that I need to enter one.(that I don't have) I need to update my system! Please help because this problem is frustrating.

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2012-08-02
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2012-08-02

Set a password, the OS NEEDS to have a password. You wouldn't have a blank password on your email or your wireless would you so why on your OS....Makes no sense at all.

If you run:

whoami

You can see your username. If you then reboot and hold SHIFT you can select recovery mode and then select root. You can run:

passwd foo; reboot

Change foo or your username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now log in as your username using your password and yo will be able to run admin tasks without any issues.

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