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[SOLVED] How do I change the user password?
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:23:47 AM »
 

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Hi all,
        I have just installed " Kdepasswd " from the  " Lite Software Centre " it seems to have installed O.K. but I cant find it anywhere on the P.C. I have used " Run Program " and nothing happens. If I type a search for it in " Synaptic Package Manager " It shows as installed !
             I am running O.S. 1.0.8 Lite.
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Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 11:56:27 AM »
 

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Maybe get into Main Menu & try finding it in there & enable it .
Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 01:50:36 PM by altman
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Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 01:46:57 PM »
 

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Hi altman
                     Not sure what you mean, when you say get into  "Min Menu "
I have gone through all menu items,but it is not there.


                                 Thanks
 

Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 01:51:30 PM »
 

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Sorry mate , fixed it , typo .

I meant Main Menu . Gee , went too fast I guess .

Also , Is it based on KDE ! If so , you ll get lots of KDE Dependencies here . ( just saying )

My bet is that you re used to this app right !
Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 02:01:37 PM by altman
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Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 02:00:17 PM »
 

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Have a look in "/usr/share/applications" for it, it might be set not to show in xfce.
 

Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 02:13:25 PM »
 

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Hi Altman

   Sorry I couldn,t work that one out much to my embarrassment.

  Never used the app before, I only installed it because I need to change my password

                                Thanks
 

Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 02:20:01 PM »
 

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Hi ukbrian
                   Thanks for the suggestion I will give it a go
 

Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 02:26:12 PM »
 

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Hi Altman

   Sorry I couldn,t work that one out much to my embarrassment.

  Never used the app before, I only installed it because I need to change my password

                                Thanks

Do you mean that you don t finf the Main Menu ! If so , you click on Whisker , then Settings , then go to Main Menu , then try to get to kdepasswd .

I think Linux Lite comes with a password manager , if not , I would install KeePassX . Some might give you a hand here , I don t use one but will give it a look later on .

No worries mate , we  .ve all been there
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 02:44:01 PM »
 

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Hi oxo42,

Maybe I'm misinterpreting your comment..??
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I only installed it because I need to change my password

Are you talking about your login/user password..??

If yes,
You don't need kdepasswd to change your password

Somebody may want to comment.?
But you can do that under:
Menu > System > User Manager
There is an option to change user Passwords

Make sure you select the correct user,
and remember what you change it to..!!

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Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 03:05:04 PM »
 

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Hi Wirezfree
                      Yes I need to change my Log in /User Password / I do not have USER MANAGER in my Menu. My O.S. is 1.0.8 lite so it may differ from what you are using.

                                       Thanks
 

Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 03:07:39 PM »
 

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Ah , forgot that you had 1.0.8 installed , no issues beside passd in it !
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Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 04:38:33 PM »
 

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Hi oxo42,

Sorry, I missed the LL 1.0.8.
I started with 2.0, now 2.2, can't remember when User Manager came along.

A quick Google shows the following, although I would wait for confirmation from a more experienced user

Open a terminal or use ctrl-alt-t
then:
Code: [Select]
sudo passwd <username>like:
Code: [Select]
sudo passwd oxo42
It will prompt you for your "current" password
Then ask for "new" password then ask to confirm it.

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Re: Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2015, 06:50:43 AM »
 

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Hi
   Thank you to all who have contributed.

I have gone with Wirezfree suggestion, and have now sucessfully changed my User/Login Password using the Terminal.

I no longer need "Kdepasswd" so I have uninstalled it.

              Once again many thanks to you all.
Last Edit: March 03, 2015, 06:54:21 AM by oxo42
 

Re: (Solved) Can't Find KdePasswd
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2015, 07:00:40 AM »
 

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Glad that you fixed your issue !
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Re: (Solved) Can't Find KdePasswd
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Hi oxo42,

Glad it worked, now I know also. :)

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