Hello there, first time Pi user here so please go easy.
I recently got my first PI which is the PI 4 B+. I managed to set up my PI with SSH and WIFI pre-enabled with the help of some online guides.
All has worked well and I'm able to connect to my PI with SSH over WIFI. I then changed the password in rasp-config and enabled VNC.
I then logged in to my PI with a VNC viewer using the pi user and the new password i changed in rasp-config in my terminal, now when the PI boots up into the desktop i get set up wizard which helps you set up some bits and bobs. When i got to the password bit in the set up wizard it was saying that i have not changed the password and that I'm still using the default one IE raspberry.
How can that be as i already changed it in the rasp-config? Any how i entered the same password that i entered in rasp-config. after completing the set up wizard, then it asked me to reboot to effect the changes so i did.
Now when i try to connect with VNC using the user pi and the password i specified in rasp-config it says connections refused?
When i try to connect with SSH it says password not recognized ?
At this stage i was locked out of my PI. i tried to follow some online guides about how to reset the password editing the cmdline.txt but it did not work for me, so i had to erase the SD card and start again.
I'm now at the stage where everything is working again, I've once again changed the default password in rasp-config. But I'm having the same problem with the password in the desktop. This time when i logged in with VNC i closed the set up wizard and did not enter any password. But when i came to power off the PI from within the Desktop it asked my for a password so i entered the one i already set in the rasp-config earlier but when i press enter it says password not recognized ?
I'm not sure what to do as i don't want to start installing stuff only to get locked out again later on.