Re: Locked out! How to circumvent password urgently?
On 17-09-2004, at 20h 24'37", Anthony Campbell wrote about "Re: Locked out! How to circumvent password urgently?"
> Sorry for this follow-up, but I've now discovered what the original
> problem with the passwords was. The console keymap has somehow gone
> wrong and is not generating the correct UK symbols for # ~ @ . This may
> have happened in today's update from Sid - I'm not sure. Anyway, the
> passwords I was using contained these characters so they were coming out
> wrong when I typed them, but of course I couldn't see that!
Sometime it happens to me, after an update the keyboard turns either
French or German. I keep a user with a password with an easy password
to type, from where, after I login, I can change the keyboard type for
that user then type su and change it for the system.