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Month: January 2015

Re: [trinity-users] DCOP error

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:57:44 +0000
On Friday 02 January 2015 03:43:34 Michele Calgaro wrote:
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> On 01/02/2015 03:52 AM, Dan Youngquist wrote:
> > On 01/01/2015 05:56 AM, Robby Kitchen wrote:
> >> I was just going through the Control Center exploring trying to get
> >> familiar with the settings, until I came across one, (I don't remember
> >> now which one), but it needed a password before I could open it to make
> >> changes. I put in the same password I had just used, but got an error
> >> message saying that wasn't the right password.
> >
> > Where TDE Control Center asks for a password, it needs the root password,
> > not the user's password.  At least, I've never seen it ask for the user's
> > password.
> >
> > It sounds like you may now have your user password munged up.  Can't help
> > you with that, except to suggest you try resetting it from a root shell
> > using passwd.
> I also suspect the same thing. If your user is a "normal user", changing
> some system settings requires root privileges. Some of the options in
> Control Center are like that, so when you are asked for a password it
> should say something like "insert root password". You need to provide the
> root's password, not your user's password.
> Please try again and if you still have errors, please post a screenshot of
> what you are doing and what the error looks like.

I had this problem on Linux Mint.  TDE Control Center asks for the 
administrator password, which is of course the root password.  Ubuntu type 
distros don't have a root password.  Here is the solution I found: (It 

It might help those who are steeped in Ubuntu, if the Control Center asked for 
a root password, and not for an administrator password.   It would make it 
more obvious what was wanted and what was the problem.