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    gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    I think this started just lately. gksu refuses to authenticate me; it just tells me my password is incorrect. sudo and gksudo both work fine. This is no problem if what I want is in the menu, because I can just change gksu to gksudo, but some functions, like the Check button in Update Manager, don't work.

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    Weird... gksudo is just a symbolic link to gksu.

    Run gksu-properties and make sure that the Authentication mode is set to sudo.

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    Run gksu-properties and make sure that the Authentication mode is set to sudo.
    That was it. It was set to su. Thanks.

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    just encountered this issue as well.
    the above solution worked for me. thanks sisco311

    I had trouble figuring out that the issue stemmed from a difference in gksu vs gksudo.

    Thank god I know how to use google lol

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    Thanks this helped me too
    No longer participating......

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    Thanks sisco311! I was having exactly the same problem.

    I installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 32-bit on my computer, and then I installed xubuntu-desktop ontop of that, and once I had a nice XFCE desktop to play with I discovered that most programs I attempted to run from the System->Administration menu, such as the Synaptic Package Manager, they would pop up asking me for my administrator password.

    And no matter how carefully I typed the password, it was always wrong.

    After examining the launcher, I discovered that it was using "gksu" to authenticate, and gksu didn't work even though gksudo worked just fine. Following your instructions I ran gksu-properties and indeed the authentication mode was "su". Changed to to "sudo" and voila! No more problem!

    I've been banging my head on the wall for days on this one, I was about to toss the entire XFCE installation.

    Thank you!

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    Quote Originally Posted by frosty555 View Post
    Thanks sisco311! I was having exactly the same problem.

    I installed Ubuntu Server 11.04 32-bit on my computer, and then I installed xubuntu-desktop ontop of that, and once I had a nice XFCE desktop to play with I discovered that most programs I attempted to run from the System->Administration menu, such as the Synaptic Package Manager, they would pop up asking me for my administrator password.

    And no matter how carefully I typed the password, it was always wrong.

    After examining the launcher, I discovered that it was using "gksu" to authenticate, and gksu didn't work even though gksudo worked just fine. Following your instructions I ran gksu-properties and indeed the authentication mode was "su". Changed to to "sudo" and voila! No more problem!

    I've been banging my head on the wall for days on this one, I was about to toss the entire XFCE installation.

    Thank you!

    All,

    Thanks for posting this solution. I ran across the same problem recently, googled forums for solutions, and came over this thread. It worked for me as well.

    Thanks much.

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    Re: gksu - "Incorrect password... try again."

    hi i just tried the gksu with the 11.7 drivers and wow to my surprise i am stuck cus this is all the help i have been able to find on this issue but i do not get any errors nor in the install or anything else. any help would be greatlly apreciated and also i am kind of a nub but not i have been doing this on and of for like 7 years but never as steady as lately and i would greatly appreciate the help i don't know what kind of info i need to provide.

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