I’m using XFCE, most things in default settings. My user-password is not working on some places:
Login after (cold-)reboot works
Login after afk-logout “password wrong” (same dialog, as after reboot oO)
In terminal changing my password via “passwd” works (changes no symptoms above)
Changing password in XFCE settings GUI doesn’t work
I’m using a pure ASCII password, I’m 100% sure: no misstyping, correct keyboard layout, no caps.
It looks strongly like a bug, why can I login with my pw but not re-login after afk?? (It’s severe, because I lose work-results)
I googled a bit but searching for “login fails” or “my password does not work”… you know… all the folks who forget pw… =)
Is some bug known in this direction?
Maybe because of the gtk-greeter? Please post that terminal output:
grep -Ev "^#" /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
I used the slick-greeter, just for testing…
gtk-greeter → xubuntu | slick-greeter → linuxmint
There are here and there problems with the lock screen on lightdm. If I would ever experience it, I would report it upstream.
https:// imgur. com/0v265I1.png
But this would not explain, why I can’t even change my password in the settings ui.
https:// imgur. com/jFqrrZr.png
Any idea? (wtf, I can’t even add links to screenshots?!)
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Please don’t post screenshots of text or terminal outputs. There is a so called copy&paste function plus you can format it here as code in markdown.
It just works for me.
We don’t want screenshots of a terminal. Post actual preformatted text.
make a difference?
Sorry for (trying of) posting screenshots. In my business pictures are saying much more than words.
[~]$ grep -Ev "^#" /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Makes no difference, the password settings dialog still says “Wrong password!” to my correct password. (edit: while passwd in terminal just works)
There is no greeter specified, so I assume it is the gtk greeter. This is mine:
You need also installing
lightdm-slick-greeter for my greeter here.
Where do change the password?
I would go: Settings → Manjaro Settings Manager → UserAccounts → Choose the Account on the left → Double click on the password field
OK, I changed the greeter. It seems to work now.
I tried to change my password via “start” → typing “password” → clicking on the first result named “Kontodetails” (may something like “account-details” in english) This still not works.
This dialog pop up:
Sorry, no idea. But it seems not to be an xfce4 dialog, but well you are on unstable? Guess there is something new then.
Does it still happen when you use
only English-ascii characters?
The reason im asking is because you obviously are working in a German locale but your system or the greeter might still be configured or operating in the English locale by default
Then im out of suggestions for now
Assuming you can’t even login on the console in text mode when that happens?