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    Authenticate password?

    I keep putting in my username password and i guess that isnt it. What is the password?

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    Re: Authenticate password?

    What is asking for a password?

    Generally, in Ubuntu, if you are asked for a password then it will be your user login password. There are no other passwords.

    If you are trying to become root, don't use su because the root account doesn't have a password - use the command
    Code:
    sudo -i
    instead. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

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    Re: Authenticate password?

    Its not working... My password doesnt do it... But im trying to install updates, install programs from ubuntu software center.... All have to authenticate. I type my user password and then... Nothing... And root i just learned about.... Its like android? Jk... Idk. Ill need to look what i can do with root in ubuntu before i start trying that and ive tried typing passwd in terminal and it doesnt enter anything except enter key.... Then says.... Oh cant post screenshots from home. There needs an ubuntu android app or ability to use Tapatalk

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    Re: Authenticate password?

    What is asking for a password?



    The first user created is an administrator and in the "sudo" group. All other users are not by default and need to made members of this group to be made able to administer the system.


    To check if you are an administrator enter this command in a terminal
    Code:
    id
    on my system I see this
    Code:
    $ id
    uid=1000(warren) gid=1000(warren) groups=1000(warren),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),109(lpadmin),124(sambashare),125(wireshark)
    If you see sudo you are a member of administrators group and your password should work. If not it wont let us know what you see and we can advise how to become an administrator.

    Assuming you are already you could try resetting your password using any of the following methods

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

    https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu...npassword.html

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006...ative-password


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    Re: Authenticate password?

    [ATTACH][/ATTACH]here is screenshot of that
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    Last edited by moparfreak426; January 24th, 2013 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Authenticate password?

    Hi

    Assuming it's the (gksudo/gksu) graphical prompt that is not accepting your password and you are sure it's correct then this may be off the mark but worth checking.

    Run
    Code:
    gksu-properties
    and check the authentication method is set to sudo.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; January 24th, 2013 at 10:13 PM. Reason: Spelling !!!!
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    Re: Authenticate password?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Hi

    Assuming it's the (gksudo/gksu) graphical prompt that is not accepting your password and you are sure it's correct then this may be off the mark but worth checking.

    Run
    Code:
    gksu-properties
    and check the authentication method is set to sudo.

    Kind regards
    is set to sudo

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    Re: Authenticate password?

    Hi

    You edited your post after i posted So the problem is not gksudo then.

    Is your root partition mounted read only ?

    Open a terminal and type

    Code:
    cat /proc/mounts
    Post the output back here by copying and pasting from the terminal (select text -> right click->copy) into your next post.

    Please post between code tags.

    Can you also post the out of (from the terminal)

    Code:
    ls -l /etc/shadow
    That is a small L after ls.

    Kind regards
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    Re: Authenticate password?

    Take a look here
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-error-236955/

    similar problem solved -- may apply to you

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    Re: Authenticate password?

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