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Problem with login after changing password
« on: July 25, 2015, 09:26:12 am »
Hello everyone,  i got this problem with the login.  After i logged out i was asked on the login screen to put my password i was really sure of my password but it would not accept it.  After reading what other users recommended i set a new password from the recovery using passwd [username ].  Password was set successfully and now is where my current problems comes in. After restarting when i enter the new password the screen flashes and loops back to the password login screen.... So before it said incorrect password now it accepts it but no login only screen flash and then the login screen comes up once again.

Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions. (running peppermint 6)

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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 09:54:18 am »
At the login sccreen hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 .. in the console login in text mode .. then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
was anything useful returned in the console that might help us figure out what's going on ?
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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 10:20:13 am »
At the login sccreen hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 .. in the console login in text mode .. then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
was anything useful returned in the console that might help us figure out what's going on ?
Ok i tried but it still takes me to the log in screen. The text says

lightdm stop/waiting
lightdm start/running, process 1618

Screen flashes and takes me back to log in interface.

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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 05:58:54 am »
At the login sccreen hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 .. in the console login in text mode .. then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
was anything useful returned in the console that might help us figure out what's going on ?
Ok i tried but it still takes me to the log in screen. The text says

lightdm stop/waiting
lightdm start/running, process 1618

Screen flashes and takes me back to log in interface.

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Any other suggestions? Anyone?  I m trying to stay away from the final solution of re installing the distro cause i spent sometime customizing it to my needs...

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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 06:05:24 am »
At the login screen drop to a console (ctrl+alt+F3), log in in text mode

then post the output from:
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ls -l ~/.Xauthority
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ls -l ~/.ICEauthority
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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 07:17:58 am »
At the login screen drop to a console (ctrl+alt+F3), log in in text mode

then post the output from:
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ls -l ~/.Xauthority
and
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ls -l ~/.ICEauthority
Ok i tried but for both cases i got an error for both
'ls: cannot access'... 'no such file or directory'

And also this


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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 10:06:27 am »
Hi geoper2, I see PCNetSpec has asked you to post back the outputs from the commands he gave you.  We are no longer accepting terminal screenshots as feedback unless there is no other option..  The links to screenshots are too often removed or broken.  This renders the whole thread useless for future inquiries and a complete waste of time for the devs helping out.  Could you please rerun the commands PCNetSpec gave you?  Copy and paste the outputs into the forum editor.  To preserve the original format, please make sure you encapsulate the outputs with the, # Insert Code function.  This is located above the  :-[ Embarrassed emoticon in the forum editor.  Many thanks for your understanding  ;).
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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 03:48:01 pm »
Hi AndyInMokum,


If I am not mistaken, it is not possible for him to copy and paste the output into the forum since he cannot log into the desktop.


I guess he made the photo with his cell phone.


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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 04:22:54 pm »
Hi AndyInMokum,


If I am not mistaken, it is not possible for him to copy and paste the output into the forum since he cannot log into the desktop.


I guess he made the photo with his cell phone.


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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 05:18:31 pm »
OK, can you do the same thing and this time run:
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cd ~
then post a pic of the output from just:
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ls -l
(there are no numbers in that command, they're both lower case L's)
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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2015, 05:50:10 am »
OK, can you do the same thing and this time run:
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cd ~
then post a pic of the output from just:
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ls -l
(there are no numbers in that command, they're both lower case L's)
Haha sorry for the screenshots i tried to see about another way for posting the results because i also though a photo of my screen is the wrong way... but since i cant get to my desktop its hard.

So the code 'cd ~' does not produce any results as you ll see in the pic and the code 'ls -l' produces the result below.



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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 06:08:23 am »
You MUST run:
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cd ~
FIRST .. then post a pic of the output from:
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ls -l
can you also post a pic of the output from:
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echo $HOME
(that's a "dollar" symbol, not a capital "s")

and
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ls -a /home

FYI there is ONE space in the first three commands above .. and TWO spaces in the last command
« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 06:12:12 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2015, 06:23:34 am »
You MUST run:
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cd ~
FIRST .. then post a pic of the output from:
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ls -l
can you also post a pic of the output from:
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echo $HOME
(that's a "dollar" symbol, not a capital "s")

and
Code: [Select]
ls -a /home

FYI there is ONE space in the first three commands above .. and TWO spaces in the last command
Ok did as you adviced this is the result



That first line that says no directory logging in with HOME=/ is it normal?

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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2015, 07:05:36 am »
OK, you've done MUCH more than just change your password .. you've somehow deleted your home directory.

Whilst it would be possible to create another account and make it a member of the correct groups you've lost any data you had.

What do you want to do:-

a) reinstall from scratch ?
or
b) create a new a new account ?
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Re: Problem with login after changing password
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2015, 07:40:40 am »
OK, you've done MUCH more than just change your password .. you've somehow deleted your home directory.

Whilst it would be possible to create another account and make it a member of the correct groups you've lost any data you had.

What do you want to do:-

a) reinstall from scratch ?
or
b) create a new a new account ?
Hmm ok it all happened after updating and trying to fix the sound problem that occured in skype (robotic voice).  Thank you for your effort ill just do a fresh install!!

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