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    Default YaST login failed

    Hello
    I am not able to login in yast. it says incorrect password.
    from terminal window with su same problem occurs.
    If I try to do it form virtual console, i.e. with ctrl+Alt+f3 and i can login to linux login with root, and password novell.
    I am new to linux. so i don't know what went wrong.
    do i need to reinstall?
    how would i do it?
    thanks

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    newack
    Hello
    I am not able to login in yast. it says incorrect password.
    from terminal window with su same problem occurs.
    If I try to do it form virtual console, i.e. with ctrl+Alt+f3 and i can login to linux login with root, and password novell.
    I am new to linux. so i don't know what went wrong.
    do i need to reinstall?
    how would i do it?
    thanks
    So, this problem does not make sense in that there is only one root password. However, if your root:novell does work when using Ctrl-Alt-F3, then switch there, enter the root name and password and then type in passwd, you will be prompted for a new password. Enter a new password twice, that you remember and then try the su command again while a standard user and see what you get.

    Here might be a typical exchange while at the terminal prompt.

    Code:
    Ctrl-Alt-F3
    # root
    password: novell
    # passwd
    Changing password for root.
    New password: novell2
    Bad password: too simple
    Reenter Password: novell2
    Password changed.
    #
    Perhaps this will be helpful...

    Thank You,
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    I tried as you said. bust no success. it still says incorrect password.

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    I tried as you said. bust no success. it still says incorrect password.


    So, when you were using Ctrl-Alt-F3, where you said the root password works, were you able to change the root user password to novell2 as suggested?

    Thank You,
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    On 09/24/2011 03:36 AM, newack wrote:

    > do i need to reinstall?


    not yet! lets see if we can figure out what went wrong (until we do you
    are VERY likely to install the same way, and find the same problem! [we
    don't often fix Linux problems by reinstalling or rebooting--unless you,
    the user, kill your system and don't know how and can't undo your mistake])

    so, please tell

    -did you check to make sure your cap's lock is off (unlike windows these
    two passwords are NOT the same: NOVELL novell)

    -your operating system and version

    -what desktop environment are you using?

    -running on the machine, or from a Live CD, or in a VM?

    -do you boot into that using your own ID and password?

    -why is your root password 'novell'? did you pick that, or ??

    -do you have a different password for yourself?

    -did you get install media from http://software.opensuse.org/?

    -did you do this prior to installing: http://tinyurl.com/3qde66h

    -did you have any errors during install?

    -this problem with yast, was it like that the first time you used yast,
    or did it suddenly become a problem after some hours, days?


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    yes. i could change the password. but same thing happening.

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    -did you check to make sure your cap's lock is off (unlike windows these
    two passwords are NOT the same: NOVELL novell) : cap's lock not on

    -your operating system and version : windows 7

    -what desktop environment are you using? : kde

    -running on the machine, or from a Live CD, or in a VM? : runnin in VMware player

    -do you boot into that using your own ID and password? yes

    -why is your root password 'novell'? did you pick that, or ?? i did not peek it "novel" I login as geeko as told in the book and cd came with the book

    -do you have a different password for yourself? no


    -this problem with yast, was it like that the first time you used yast,
    or did it suddenly become a problem after some hours, days? I have used yast before for few exercises. it happened suddenly.

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    How can you have Windows 7 and YaST?

    Try this in terminal
    Code:
    sudo su
    Then in the same terminal you should now see a red # sign, so type
    Code:
    passwd
    which will allow you to change the password (preferably eight 8 characters or more). You will need to do type in your password twice as mentioned in post #2. Once you have changed your password try typing from the same terminal
    Code:
    yast2
    Now if it doesn't load, please paste the output of any errors you see in terminal.

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    If you get the prompt asking for root password, watch very carefully when you type it. do the stars match ot do you see more stars then characters you typed? There was a bug in the early 11.4 that double typed the letters. I forget the solution at the moment. But if you see this let use know. Also have you run the patches? That should fix the problem.

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    On 2011-09-24 22:26, newack wrote:

    >> -your operating system and version :


    > windows 7
    >>
    >> -what desktop environment are you using? :

    > kde


    This is impossible. You can not run KDE in windows and be asking here for help.


    >> -running on the machine, or from a Live CD, or in a VM? :

    > runnin in VMware player


    Ah. So you have Windows 7 running vmware player, and inside it an unknown
    linux version with KDE.

    >> -why is your root password 'novell'? did you pick that, or ??


    > i did not
    > peek it "novel" I login as geeko as told in the book and cd came with
    > the book


    What book, what CD? You are not explaining all.


    >> -this problem with yast, was it like that the first time you used
    >> yast,
    >> or did it suddenly become a problem after some hours, days?


    > I have used
    > yast before for few exercises. it happened suddenly.


    What exercises have you done?

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