When I try to install software updates using the "Software Update" GUI, I am asked for the root password. Although, I can 'su' in a terminal, the password is not recognized as correct in the GUI prompt. I believe this is due to the user account name being different from the root account name. How can I still use the GUI then?
For some reason when I installed MySQL on my machine (a Mac running OS X 10.9) the 'root' MySQL account got messed up and I don't have access to it, but I do have access to the standard MySQL account 'sean@localhost' which I use to log into phpMyAdmin.
I am trying to reset the 'root' password by starting the mysqld daemon using the command mysqld --skip-grant-tables and then running the following
Hello:I have just finished installing CrunchBang 64 bit stable and during the install I was never asked to enter a "root" password. I was asked to create a user account and user password.I have just discovered by using synaptic for updates that my "root" password is the same as my user password.How do I change the "root" password?
This is a new install and I have only set the root passwords for localhost, 127.0.0.1 and .
I know the password is correct as I can log in with root@localhost to the mysql server and can also create users. However, when I try to grant privileges to the newly created user I get the dreaded "Access denied for user root@localhost (using password: YES)" error message.
I had a ubuntu user which has root level privileges but I haven't created password for it, there are other user also on the machine but none of them have sudo permissions, unfortunately permissions on .ssh directory in the ubuntu home directory has been changed and now I cannot login using ubuntu user credentials and there is no user with sudo privileges, so what options I have left with to get my