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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Gdebi doesn't accept my password

    I installed a command line system from the Ubuntu Server 12.04 image.
    Then I installed on the top of it Gnome-shell along with the applications I wanted to install. Everything is fine with the exception of Gdebi.

    When I click on a .deb package to install it, and insert my password I get the message:
    "incorrect password...try again".

    Does anybody have an idea why Gdebi doesn't get my password?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    United Kingdom
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Gdebi doesn't accept my password

    What do you get from other programs that ask for your password? You can try the following command (from the Dash or a Terminal):
    gksudo :
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