I am complete noob with no IT related experience.Thanks in advance.
I set same password for user and admin in the installation
2)it worked fine 1st reboot after installation. I was able to install updates, able to change settings in pamac.
3)now i can log in with my password but after that it seems to change
in settings it shows like 5 digit one and my actual one is 11 digits
initially i thought may be i set a different password for root
6)so i used advanced settings for manjaro settings and changing the root password and the user pass word according to this youtube link https:// youtu.be / zeQNtVT2Otw
still it’s same . I can log in to my DE but I can’t update /install apps, i can’t change key settings. , Cant log out and log in again.But i can manually shut down by long pressing power button and turning back agin and log in
You cannot always deduct from the number of dots shown the length of the password.
Some systems displays a random number of dots and if they allow revealing it is not your password but random text which is shown. This is a security feature not a bug.
Rest assured that passwords does not change once set. Your memory may change - but not the password.
To solve your immediate issue - boot a live Manjaro ISO and ensure your are using the correct keyboard layout. Then open a terminal and run
When the command completes you are inside your installed Manjaro. Then change passwords - do not be alarmed - you will not see the characters entered or the number of charaters - this is not a flaw or a bug - it is a security feature.
And then your user - replace USERNAME with the actual username
But i did changed the password in advansed setting manjaro by going to the section for changing the kernal version and clicking in “E” and by executing a bash command there i was successfully changed password but still it’s same . You can check the video link i gave. Just remove the spaces in the url address
Also, if you change the keyboard and ensure it’s right, it’ll be much easier for everyone involved.
Also, the global keyboard layout an be different from the per-user keyboard layout. That might be the cause of the password working initially, then stopping after login and the user’s custom layout getting applied.
Sorry i wanted to ask. I didn’t use alot of different charecters in the password and only one I used is “#” in it all others are numbers and plain English letters and the keyboard layout i used is standard american keyboard layout
i understood that my initial login keyboard layout is in uk layout. so I was able to change password and for now i can work around it but still its real pain can anyone tell me how to change uk standard english layout to the US one
You can use localectl to set the keyboard - both console and X
$ localectl --help
localectl [OPTIONS...] COMMAND ...
Query or change system locale and keyboard settings.
status Show current locale settings
set-locale LOCALE... Set system locale
list-locales Show known locales
set-keymap MAP [MAP] Set console and X11 keyboard mappings
list-keymaps Show known virtual console keyboard mappings
set-x11-keymap LAYOUT [MODEL [VARIANT [OPTIONS]]]
Set X11 and console keyboard mappings
list-x11-keymap-models Show known X11 keyboard mapping models
list-x11-keymap-layouts Show known X11 keyboard mapping layouts
Show known X11 keyboard mapping variants
list-x11-keymap-options Show known X11 keyboard mapping options
-h --help Show this help
--version Show package version
--no-pager Do not pipe output into a pager
--no-ask-password Do not prompt for password
-H --host=[USER@]HOST Operate on remote host
-M --machine=CONTAINER Operate on local container
--no-convert Don't convert keyboard mappings
See the localectl(1) man page for details.