Password not accepted after user name change

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Hamja, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hi there. I'm fairly new to OSX and have just found the first thing that really annoys me.
    I have just changed my account name. Then I started a rather lengthy rsync task and went away for a few minutes. When trying to unlock the screen, my password is not accepted. I noticed the account name is still the old one, so I assume I would have to reboot first, so the lock screen "knows" about the change?

    That kind of sucks. I can monitor the rsync task via ssh, so I can just wait until it finishes and then reboot. I would however like to use my MacBook. So any ideas to how to get in? I do have ssh access as stated above.
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hi. Thanks for the answer. The link does not work however. Now it does. Nevermind.

    Also, the problem is solved now. Rsync finished, I rebooted, password works.
    I would just have preferred OSX wouldn't have locked me out in the first place, so if I did indeed do something wrong, I would appreciate a correction:

    I simply went into System Preferences/Users & Groups, chose my User (Admin btw) clicked into the Full Name-Field, typed in my password to enable input, changed the name then closed the window.

    Anything wrong with that?

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