Password issues

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suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux <at>> writes:

> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Andre Robatino
> <robatino <at>> wrote:
> > I also noticed that doing it graphically required me to
> > enter the root password first, which isn't (and shouldn't be) necessary when
> > doing it via the passwd command.
> The root password is required to add a user. The "sudo su -" in John's
> example takes care of that. However if you are changing your own
> password, then it is not required.

You're right. On rechecking I found that changing my Password or Language
graphically on "User Accounts" doesn't actually require the page to be
"unlocked" (which would require root), but adding another user account, or
changing "Account type" or "Automatic Login", do.

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