authentication code not recognised

Asked by chris martin on 2013-09-29

I tried to set the logon password to not be there. Now I don't need one to log on. However, the original password has not changed. Typing either nothing, or the original password into a box to authenticate an action such as installing software results in a message that I have been unsuccessful. What's happened and how do I resolve that please?
Chris Martin

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Boot to root recovery console and set a password. You can configure lightdm to automatically log your user in.

thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I'm unable to make heads or tails of
it. Perhaps this platform is for people who do? I've reinstalled to fix
it.

Chris Martin
Logan Art School - Tanah Merah
www.loganartschool.com.au
(07) 3806 3163

On 29 September 2013 19:51, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #236546 on software-center in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/236546
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> Boot to root recovery console and set a password. You can configure
> lightdm to automatically log your user in.
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/236546/+confirm?answer_id=0
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Well, no, since I'd only recently installed it, I figured it was easiest to
reinstall it. I reset the password so now it seems to be OK. Thanks for
your time :-)

Chris Martin
Logan Art School - Tanah Merah
www.loganartschool.com.au
(07) 3806 3163

On 29 September 2013 20:26, chris martin <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #236546 on software-center in Ubuntu changed:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/236546
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> thanks for your reply. Unfortunately I'm unable to make heads or tails of
> it. Perhaps this platform is for people who do? I've reinstalled to fix
> it.
>
> Chris Martin
> Logan Art School - Tanah Merah
> www.loganartschool.com.au
> (07) 3806 3163
>
>
> On 29 September 2013 19:51, actionparsnip <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #236546 on software-center in Ubuntu changed:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/236546
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> > Boot to root recovery console and set a password. You can configure
> > lightdm to automatically log your user in.
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/236546/+confirm?answer_id=0
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/236546
> >
> > You received this question notification because you asked the question.
> >
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #4

Do not forget to mark the question as solved.

Regards
 NikTh

Its not for people who know. Its for users. If you dont know how to do something is it not intelligent to use the Internet to find out how to do it....you reinstaled your OS because of a password which you could have found a how to guide in seconds but because you didnt think, you went ahead and reinstalled the entire OS. Can you not see how ridiculous that sounds. At the very least you could have posted back on here and we would have given you a guide like this one:

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

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