What is the sudo password after installation?

Hello. I installed Garuda Xface and set a password for disc encryption with the option to use it also for admin (or whatever term it was in the installation) user. Setup assistant asks sudo password but does not accept the one I set nor 'garuda' which was my guess for the password seen as dots in the settings manager -> user accounts. What to do?

Below is a copypaste of garuda-inxi.

Kernel: 6.1.20-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
root=UUID=d9ee1301-5744-4b9f-92b7-b89141900f39 rw [email protected]
quiet rd.luks.uuid=883a3c80-67a4-4ac2-a605-25929c97fe64 quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
v: 4.18.0 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 80TH v: Lenovo V110-15IKB
serial: Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo V110-15IKB
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40697 WIN
serial: UEFI: LENOVO v: 2TCN37WW date: 06/03/2020
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 22.8 Wh (97.4%) condition: 23.4/32.0 Wh (73.2%)
volts: 15.8 min: 14.4 model: LGC L15L4A02 type: Li-ion serial:
status: not charging
Info: model: Intel Core i5-7200U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Amber/Kaby Lake
note: check gen: core 7 level: v3 note: check built: 2017
process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 9
microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1718 high: 2700 min/max: 400/3100 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2700 2: 2700 3: 772
4: 700 bogomips: 21607
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel
arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports:
active: HDMI-A-1,eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5916
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Syntek EasyCamera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:5
chip-ID: 174f:1175 class-ID: 0e02 serial:
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.7 compositor: xfwm v: 4.18.0 driver: X:
loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x720 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 339x191mm (13.35x7.52")
s-diag: 389mm (15.32")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-1 pos: primary model: BenQ GW2760
serial: built: 2015 res: 1280x720 hz: 60 dpi: 54 gamma: 1.2
size: 598x336mm (23.54x13.23") diag: 686mm (27") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x71ec built: 2015 res: 1280x720
hz: 60 dpi: 95 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
API: OpenGL Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Lenovo
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.20-1-lts running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.67 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8821AE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lenovo driver: rtl8821ae v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8821 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: c000
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Local Storage: total: 260.75 GiB used: 27.36 GiB (10.5%)
SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Ramaxel model: RTNRB128RFM2KWDL
size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: rev: 1 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: Kingston
model: DataTraveler 3.0 size: 28.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: rev: 0000 scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Transcend
model: JetFlash 128GB size: 112.64 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: SSD serial: rev: 1100 scheme: MBR
ID-1: / raw-size: 118.94 GiB size: 118.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 6.64 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-883a3c80-67a4-4ac2-a605-25929c97fe64
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 752 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 118.94 GiB size: 118.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 6.64 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-883a3c80-67a4-4ac2-a605-25929c97fe64
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 118.94 GiB size: 118.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 6.64 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-883a3c80-67a4-4ac2-a605-25929c97fe64
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 118.94 GiB size: 118.94 GiB (100.00%)
used: 6.64 GiB (5.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-883a3c80-67a4-4ac2-a605-25929c97fe64
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.46 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C pch: 39.5 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 227 Uptime: 10m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.46 GiB
used: 2.33 GiB (31.3%) Init: systemd v: 253 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.1 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1185
libs: 337 tools: paru Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: xfce4-terminal
inxi: 3.3.25
Garuda (2.6.15-1):
System install date: 2023-04-13
Last full system update: 2023-04-13
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot: Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:

Last line says probably Windows dual boot. It is not, I only have Garuda Xface on the machine.

The sudo password should be your normal user password.

Installation did not ask anything like that. I only gave disc encryption password and set it to be used also for admin user. If I did, then anyway it is the one and only password I gave during the installation. It does not work. But luckily I can open the encryption and use my computer.

Settings manager shows that I have a six character password. The password I gave is longer.

Just an idea, in case your keyboard isn't US English, it may be the case some keys are in a different place.
I recall that when I installed I used accented characters in the password and I had to find how to type them by trial and error.

Looks like the settings manager shows always six chars.

I am not sure what you are looking at but that doesn't indicate the length of the password. It is probably just generic.

The installation didn't ask you for a password? How did you login?

I forgot to mention that I typed the password attempts also to browser so I know that they are correct.

I set no login password asked. So I only give encryption password and Garuda starts.

And now I can't create flash drives because I have no password. Luckily I have an old Pop OS and Windows 10 USB available.


Please explain