Just installed Lubuntu 20.04 LTS and chose mypassw as the password. But for some reasons unknown to me the systems keyboard language was set to Esperanto. I remember very clearly setting it to English ( US ), so eventually my password got saved in Esperanto and I wasn’t able to view it cause apparently Lubuntu doesn’t provides a view password option.
So now I am trying to change it to something simpler, but it isn’t changing at all.
Here’s what I am doing >>
In the terminal >>
sudo passwd root
This asks for current password, so I go to Keyboard and Mouse settings, under the keyboard layout tab, chose Esperanto as the lang and came back to termnial and typed mypassw which got converted into Esperanto ( but again can’t see ). It works and the terminal asks for new password, went back to Keyboard and Mouse settings, chose English ( US ) as the lang again, clicked apply. Went back to terminal and typed my new password hello and pressed Enter, password update message is shown, but when I’m running any commands like
sudo apt get update
etc. etc. and entering the password as hello it’s showing wrong password, but when I change the Keyboard lang to Esperanto and type my old password which was mypassw, everything works.
TL;DR — > System password got saved in a language called Esperanto and is not changing.