[xubuntu-users] 12.10 Upgrade wrong User Permission

honeyshell honeyshell at honeyshell.com
Fri Oct 19 11:54:45 UTC 2012

Hi John,

When you have physically a computer, you can do everything!
In your case you can change your wife's password, so you will have sudo
under her account!
For that :
- restart your computer
- when grub appears, push <ESC>
- choose  *Recovery Mode
*- in the shell write: *passwd wife_s_login*
- "passwd" will ask 2 times the new password for your wife's account
- next, restart with*: shutdown -r now

*Now you can use your wife account to complete the upgrade, and find the
way to explain her why her password has changed  and what are you doing in
her account!   [?]

Have a good day

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM, John Deakin <john at humanaspects.co.uk>wrote:

> I have just upgraded to 12.10 and in doing so had to re-enter my
> personal account information. On starting to use Xubuntu 12.10 I find
> that my wife's account has been lost and when I went to User Settings to
> add her to the list of accounts, I cannot. My account type has been set
> to "Custom" rather than "Administrator" and I now cannot change any user
> account settings.
> Is there a way of invoking User Settings in a terminal with "sudo", or
> is there another way?
> She will be back soon and will have my guts for garters as she accuses
> me of constantly screwing up her account. Help.
> --
> regards,
> JohnD
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