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    Unable to start Synaptic

    Whenever i select the synaptic package manager from the menu at the top i am prompted for my root password, which i enter, then get the following error:

    Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic as user root:
    Child terminated with 1 status

    im new to ubuntu so dont really know what to do to sort this. any help appreciated.

    thanks

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    Re: Unable to start Synaptic

    Quote Originally Posted by Loonux
    Whenever i select the synaptic package manager from the menu at the top i am prompted for my root password, which i enter, then get the following error:

    Failed to run /usr/sbin/synaptic as user root:
    Child terminated with 1 status

    im new to ubuntu so dont really know what to do to sort this. any help appreciated.

    thanks
    did create the password in installation?

    If not you can run:

    sudo apt-get install [package]

    in a terminal

    or you can open a root terminal up and change your password

    passwd [username] (i think)

    Your root password should be your password which you made in the installation program.

    Not worry in mean time to update your computer

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade


    if you ask for password and it still does not work do that then root terminal. but let us know did you create the password in installation.
    "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly." (romans 5:6)

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    Re: Unable to start Synaptic

    What password did you use? You have to enter your USER-password, not your root-password (if you have set one).

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    Re: Unable to start Synaptic

    yes your user password

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