password restrictions are different in the GUI and on the command line.

s.achterop at s.achterop at
Sun Jul 17 17:01:41 UTC 2016

On 07/17/2016 06:20 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:47:24 +0200, s.achterop at wrote:
>> The password of the main user set in the installation is something
>> like:  abc1234 The password of another user set by adduser is
>> something like: 12_abcdefgh These passwords work with a console or ssh
>> login.
>> With these passwords lightdm gives an error about "incorrect
>> password ... " The lightdm logfile says:
>>     [+731.48s] DEBUG: Authenticate result for user thisuser:
>> Authentication failure
>> So for me lightdm doesn't work with simple passwords.
>> By the way, it started working when I made the passwords longer.
> Did you make the passwords longer or did you use different chars too?

   No different chars, I used: abc1234abc1234

> Chris' hint IMO is very good, it could happen that lightdm does use
> another keyboard layout.

I don't have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
So how is keyboard.conf going to be called?

During installation I used only defaults.
I only set that my location is Amsterdam.


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