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Re: [SLE] Lost my password
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:55:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <1079636156.19525.26.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 13:30, Keith Powell wrote:
> For some unknown reason, my "user" password appears to have got corrupted.
> If I enter it in KDM, I get "Login failed".
> I have tried changing myself to "Password-less login" in the Login Manager,
> and I have also tried "Automatic login". But without success. The screen goes
> blank, as if it is going to start KDE, gnome, ETC, and then KDM appears
> again. There's only me as a user.
> "Root" is OK.
> How can I change my password without knowing what it is?

su to root and then

passwd <username>

Then supply the new password.

Ken Schneider
unix user since 1989
linux user since 1994
SuSE user since 1998 (6.2)

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