|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] I was really really dumb
I let someone look at my laptop for a "free diagnostic"
for some minor issue
yes, he had the root password.
The next time I booted up my user password would not work.
the system simply would not accept it. (for some reason it usually
doesn't "take" ther first time)
Not on the desktop or for a shell.
I logged in as root. changed the user password.
When I came to shut down the *root* password was not accepted.
Ruben looked at it last Monday.
after a colloquy along the lines of or
R: This is Linux not $OTHER_OS, things don't "just happen"
what did you DO?
J: I didn't do anything but change the user password.
I don't think I've ever done anything as root other than
shut down (and change some file permissions once or twice)
Then I recollected my folly.
He fixed it, many thanks. this was not the usual workaround
for a forgotten root password.
I don't have the details; ask him if you want to know.