Sudo password not updated

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So i login in my machine, i change password with passwd or the garuda settings manager, and after that everything constantly says i have the password wrong, i cant add an user cause it also freezes.

Basicly im stuck with a weird bug that allows me to login but doesnt allow me to do anything else.

What happens if you revert your password to the original one? Have you tried creating a new user? If so, what were the results? Are you a member of the 'wheel' group?

Perhaps using su might give different results?


I could be mistaken, but didn't we get some account related updates recently? (Forgot when the sudo update hit too). Try to update , then restart and try again.

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Try logging in on the root account, then:

pacman -Syyuu

That command is not for general use, but is reserverved for rare occasions. Best not to use it unless you have been requested to do so.

Hopefully after updating, your issue may be corrected. If not then more complicated measures must be taken.


It hangs when i try to create a new user and i also cant update cause it doesnt allow me since i dont have correct "sudo" password

Why don't you try using a live USB, use chroot functionality in the Garuda Welcome, so you will be root in your installed system, then you might be able to update, and maybe you could also use it to change password to both root (passwd) and your user (passwd <username>).


Considering your last update time, it might have to do with this?

Doing what @filo said should fix your issue .


We know that. Read again.

This means that you go to TTY3, where you are asked to login. For user name enter root and for password enter the root password you selected when installing the system (if you chose to have the same password as your 1st normal user, it should be the same).

OTOH, the system does what it is told to. If you haven't changed your password, then maybe you changed keyboard layout. What have you changed just before this happen?
If a package update is supposed to produce this problem, then every Archlinux user should have the same issue. You have probably, either forgot your password, or your keyboard has a broken key, or you changed keyboard layout configuration.


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