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How to change passwd safe?

#1 Post by keos » Sat May 19, 2018 4:15 pm

Hi, i already reinstall antiX with xfce in spanish again, with another iso. I used a very simple root passwd of just tree letters for this spanish installation.

Now i need to change to a strong passwd, last time i tried to do that, i was not able to loging again into the system.

How can i change to a strong passwd without to make any mistake? -- right now my system is in spanish but there is *something* that still been in english. This is a bit complicated to me, i'm going to need some help with this last problem. Thanks.

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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#2 Post by do7ob » Sat May 19, 2018 5:19 pm

you did this?
$su
(old root password)
#passwd root
(follow the instructions, that is, enter the new root password twice)

IIRC When you execute things as root using sudo you have to type the password of the user instead.
When you do this and remaster it should stick when you use "personal" settings and revert to the 'root' 'demo' defaults if you use "general". Iso building I don't recall, but might be the same. No idea for persistence, while in a plain HD installation you don't need to do anything. Maybe mastering did reset to the simple password so you could not login with the stronger one.

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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#3 Post by skidoo » Sat May 19, 2018 7:22 pm

Open the antiX ControlCenter and look for command launcher labeled
Manage Users ("Gestionar Usuarios" en Español)

or you can launch directly, via commandline:
gksu user-management

The user manager application provides a UI for accomplishing various tasks, including set/change password.
For "safety" the application requires you to type the password twice. It checks whether these match and, if not, will warn "First and second password must be identical".
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I don't recall (and can't check right this moment) whether the text entry boxes show the typed characters in "clear" plain text, or as asterisk placeholders.

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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#4 Post by fehlix » Sat May 19, 2018 7:53 pm

skidoo wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Open the antiX ControlCenter and look for command launcher labeled
Manage Users ("Gestionar Usuarios" en Español)
...
I don't recall (and can't check right this moment) whether the text entry boxes show the typed characters in "clear" plain text, or as asterisk placeholders.
It's in readable text and visible.
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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#5 Post by keos » Sun May 20, 2018 10:25 am

I installed the system as root (only one passwd, the same for root and user).

Nothing happen in the terminal with: gksu user-management, neither at control center>administradror de usuarios.
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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#6 Post by fehlix » Sun May 20, 2018 10:51 am

Well, logged in as user demo to antix17.1 live I can open antix user-management
from within the terminal window like this :

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demo@antix1:~/Desktop
$ sudo -k && gksu /usr/local/bin/user-management
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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#7 Post by keos » Sun May 20, 2018 11:19 am

o'k, i did something ...

From control center>LXKeymap, (the system was in spanish), i changed it to us(altgr-intl)

i went to the terminal as root and i changed only the root passwd, after restart the system ...

nothing happened, still having the same simple root passwd of tree letters ...
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Re: How to change passwd safe?

#8 Post by keos » Sun May 20, 2018 11:56 am

The system do not obey i was ... forget it! something is very wrong with xfce (is not the installation in spanish because mxlinux is working fine) better to wait for developers ...
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