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location Brooklyn, NY
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seen Dec 11 at 21:10

Work: OCAML, C, Scientific Computing,
Interests: OCAML, Horse Racing, Bacon, Beer, Scotch,


Nov
11
comment How to upgrade from Linux Mint 15 to Linux Mint 17?
My only issue (from 15-16) was with my theme; to resolve this I logged into the terminal and updated the /etc/mdm.conf to use an existing html-theme (Clouds, for example).
Aug
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Jan
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revised Remove password of user on OSX
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Jan
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Jan
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Jan
11
comment Remove password of user on OSX
Disabling the account is functionally equivalent to locking it?
Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
Dan, I'm not going to do that. I've done this on three systems with the same results, so I think that isn't necessary.
Jan
10
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Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm going to delete the user and run the commands that I need. It would still be wonderful to have an answer, but I don't think that is going to happen.
Jan
10
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10
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Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
I'm sorry, I mistyped, it should have been create.
Jan
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Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
yeah i know what the difference is and I didn't use sudo su. I meant, since sudo was used to change the keys, the terminal still was unlocked. I guess it doesn't matter since I didn't use sudo anyway in the command, I was just being 100% sure since I'm not a usual OSX user.
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Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
I open a new terminal (to avoid sudo permissions still active) and using su
Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
Delete isn't deleting the key. when I read the value on the machine that never had a password set I get the expected, no such key. but when I run the command on the other box, after a delete, i get '*****'.
Jan
10
comment Remove password of user on OSX
I deleted the key, and then created one as you prescribed on the machines with accounts that already had passwords, but I can still log in with the old account password. I am guessing I'll have to restart the box? (I cannot do it now to test this). "without setting the key" was referring to my account created via the command line by the commands I listed above, that one seems to be working fine without setting a key or needing to set it to '*'.