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Thread: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

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    Question 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    I just installed Kubuntu 13.04, and I have never had this happen, in 5 years (started with Hardy) of Linux:

    When I try starting Synaptic from the menu, or from the terminal with "gksu synaptic," the familiar "enter your password" window comes up. When I enter my password, it tells me that the password is incorrect. The password works in the terminal with apt-get, works in the Ubuntu Software Center, and works with Muon.

    Why doesn't it work with Synaptic? I've been using Synaptic for years without this weird problem.

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    Re: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    gksu installs with the wrong settings lately.

    In the terminal, run gksu-properties, change Authentication Properties from su to sudo, and you should be good to go.

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    Red face Re: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    I did that, and sudo was already enabled. Then I tried "sudo synaptic" and got

    sudo: synaptic: command not found.

    This is embarrasing; I'm so used to Synaptic being already installed that I didn't realize it was not installed by default in Kubuntu. I installed it, and all is well.

    My face is red.

    And THANKS!

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    Re: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    In Kubuntu you should be using kdesudo instead of gksu.

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    Re: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    Synaptic hasn't been installed by default for several releases now. Installing it is one of the first things I do on a fresh install

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    Re: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    Yeah, this is the first pure *buntu I have installed in a while; Ultimate Edition and Mint include it by default. My making assumptions again.

    This thread is certainly [SOLVED].

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    Re: 13.04--password works in terminal and Muon, but not for Synaptic?!

    Why do you install synaptic in Kubuntu? It is pretty much the same as muon. I install synaptic in Ubuntu, but in Kubuntu I use muon. However, I think gedebi-kde works much better than whatever they have in Kubuntu for one click install, I would recommend that (I install gdebi in Ubuntu)

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