Debian Configuration :: Sudo Forgets Password Instantly / Why Is So?

Feb 2, 2011

I have two machines running Debian Squeeze (a laptop and a desktop). On my laptop sudo works fine, however on my desktop sudo doesn't remember my password for 1 second!!! I have created a script for the upgrade procedure with apt (to make things easier). The script is nothing more than a few commands separated by operators. It is completely useless if I have to enter my password six times while my script is running.

I tried to add timestamp_timeout=15 to the sudoers but it didn't help.

Does anyone have any idea why this could be?

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Ubuntu :: Gksudo Forgets The Password Immediately?

Apr 29, 2011

This occurred sometime in the past couple of days, perhaps because of an update that I just blindly accepted or due to some tinkering of my own. But for some reason, my gksudo never remembers the password I put in there anymore. When I sudo in a terminal it remembers no problem, and my sudo-via-terminal also responds to the "timestamp_timeout=x" variable in /etc/sudoers as it should. But does gksudo have it's own "/etc/sudoers" file where you can override the caching period for the password or does it reference the regular /etc/sudoers also?

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Ubuntu :: Gksudo Forgets Password Immediately

May 20, 2011

This occurred sometime in the past couple of days, perhaps because of an update that I just blindly accepted or due to some tinkering of my own. But for some reason, my gksudo never remembers the password I put in there anymore. When I sudo in a terminal it remembers no problem, and my sudo-via-terminal also responds to the "timestamp_timeout=x" variable in /etc/sudoers as it should. But does gksudo have it's own "/etc/sudoers" file where you can override the caching period for the password or does it reference the regular /etc/sudoers also? I have no clue where else to look....

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: YAST2 Forgets Manual Configuration Of The Wifi Card?

Mar 16, 2011

Installed OpenSUSE 11.4 with XFCE on MSI Wind U90. Unfortunately my RTL8187se buit-in wi-fi doesn't work.Finally found that driver r8180 works. After YAST2 configuration it worked, but after reboot stopped working. I've found that YAST2 forgets my manual configuration of the wifi card (forgets all settings).I've tried to remove card from YAST2 and configure again from scratch, but it forgets all my settings - mainly the module name - r8180, and without this driver network doesn't work!

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Debian :: Autologin And Update / Without The Password(s) / Su/sudo To Execute?

Oct 28, 2010

I have succesfully installed Debian with gnome-core, iceweasel and other useful packages and also followed this guide to autologin and start X. I noticed that the sudo chmod +s /sbin/halt and adding /sbin/halt
in ~/.bashrc made Debian refuse me to log out (from X) and 'log out' turns off the computer insted.Removing /sbin/halt from .bashrc turned everything to as i want it. Should I "repair" or remove something I created with chmod +s command or should I leave it as it is?

Also I would like apt-get(or aptitude) update to run after login (and before startx), so i added sudo apt-get update to .bashrc but it will prompt me with password. Is there someway I could do this without the password(s) which su/sudo needs to execute? This is not so important but it would be very nice to update the system on startup.

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Debian Multimedia :: KDE 3.5 On Lenny Root Password Or Sudo?

Aug 14, 2010

I have just installed Lenny on a Thinkpad R50p. During the install I opted for no root password, using the sudo option instead (I've been used to this on Kubuntu for a long time). After installing, I added KDE 3.5 with apt-get install kde-desktop - all seems to be OK, except that I am unable to add packages or perform tasks for which a root / admin password is needed. It seems that the install-time choice of sudo (shared password) does not propagate to the KDE install, which is still expecting a root password.

how to either enable the KDE desktop to work with this shared password setup, or whether there is a better route to a KDE 3.5 desktop than just installing as I did (I am aware of Trinity KDE 3.5 but the Pearson Computing source is still not up, are those packages available for Lenny anywhere else, and are they recommended?). I can of course rerun the whole install and choose root & user passwords but if there is a smarter solution it would be less of a 'reinstall Windows' type of fix

I've had a very frustrating time the last few months trying to find a KDE4 based desktop that is stable enough and not lacking some basic functions (print manager, for goodness sake), so I have temporarily thrown in the towel and will try a Stable installation that is not changing (breaking) all the time, until KDE4 series gets past this adolescent stage of development and settles down.

I do need to get back to a system I can work on rather than keep on trying different installations!

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Debian Configuration :: Kdesudo Error (same For Sudo)

Sep 21, 2015

Seems like this is a running issue. also, sudo returns "The value user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported" kdeusu just makes a noise and returns nothing.. In the past i had a workaround of using nautilus, but, nautilus seems to be missing from jessie repo (same for gnome files).

[URL] ... ssoo... this happened and it seems to be going somewhere, but, i can't really make sense of it, and there was no solution..

Also found this [URL] .... and the pathnames should be fine but i don't want to go around arbitrarly entering commands

There was also [URL] .... which only mentions using kdesu which... doesn't really 'exist' anymore.

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Debian Configuration :: Prevent Users From Using Su / Sudo

Jul 24, 2010

i would like to prevent all users other than the user "parker" on my system from using the su or sudo commands. I have not attempted to modify the sudoers file so it just contains the standard root ALL = (ALL) ALL.

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Debian Configuration :: Allowing An Application To Mount A Drive Without Sudo?

Mar 8, 2010

is there a way to allow a program mounting a drive without requiring it to ask for sudo password (apart from running it with sudo)? To be more specific, I'm annoyed by the sudo password request by TrueCrypt whenever it needs to mount a volume.

I've thought about creating another user, allowing it to mount volumes and then running TrueCrypt as this user at boot. I don't know whether GNU/Linux allows for such policies... maybe I should look into SELinux?

EDIT: For the issue at hand (encrypted USB stick both on Windows and Linux), I'm investigating FreeOTFE. I'm still curious about the privileges issue, anyway.

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Debian Configuration :: Sudo Apt-get Update Error / Malformed Release File?

May 13, 2011

I keep getting this error on my debian server (Buffalo Linkstation so there is no GUI):

Debian Linux Version 2.6.12.6-arm1
W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/Release Unable to find expected entry main/binary-arm/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/squeeze/updates/Release Unable to find expected entry main/binary-arm/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.Ive tried and tried changing the source.list to different repos but keep getting the same error over and over. Im really not sure what to do and I have no idea how to fix it. Its been working fine for the longest time.

source.list
#### Debian Main Repos
#deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free

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Debian Configuration :: Visudo To Authorize User To Start Only One Application With Sudo On One Peculiar Host

Jul 14, 2015

I would like to configure visudo to authorize user to start only one application with sudo on one peculiar host and forbid everything else so, after reading the man, I came up with :

Code:

Select alluser       ALL = (ALL:ALL) !ALL
user       host_name = /usr/bin/application

But it does not seem to work.

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Ubuntu :: Sudo And Login Password Recognized - Password Box Does Not Like

Apr 27, 2010

I needed to use Synaptic Package Manager to install an app, but the dialog box ("enter the Administrative Password") that pops up before you can use Synaptic doesn't recognize my password ("incorrect password). I tried typing it into a text editor and it's spelled right, caps lock not turned on or anything.

In Terminal, sudo recognizes it, and it is recognized when I log into Ubuntu. I'm the sole user, I have admin privileges, I've been doing admin things.

I just now did System > Administration > Users and Groups and got a dialog box saying

"Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See [URL] for information. (Details - 1: Server ping error: IDLmg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0)"

Moving past that, I changed my user password, and Ubuntu authenticated it.

How do you launch Synaptic Package Manager from the command line?

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Jun 25, 2010

Is it possible to have your login password t be different then your SUDO password. I did a search on sudo password- Almost every post has the term in it.

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Apr 13, 2011

I'm trying to install Debian 6.0.1a (64bit) onto a machine that had Debian 5.08. It freezes up almost immediately after loading the kernel. The last line, about 2.6 seconds in, is where it found a SATA drive. (There are two SATA drives). This is a Tyan S2912 with Opteron 2347HE. It seems to be kernel release related. I tried the 5.08 disc again, and it works OK.

With other distros, such as Opensuse and Ubuntu, I have the same problem. The newer releases freeze up almost instantly after loading the kernel. Am I stuck with IDE drives or older kernels? I wanted to try something newer as the fonts in the 5.0.8 release were barely legible. It gave me nauseating headaches within a couple of hours of looking at it. My wife couldn't stand to see it when she came by. I've tried every bios setting change I could think of without a solution.

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Debian Configuration :: Root Password Debootstrap And Ssh

Feb 11, 2010

For my dissertation I created a debootstrap install of Lenny. When I boot this system I just can login with root without a password. When I want to ssh this machine with the debootstrap install I can't just login with root. I'm asked for a password which I don't have.

So I created one with passwd root and after that I can connect to the machine with ssh and the given password. But the machine still logs in with without a password.

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Debian Configuration :: Can't Add Samba User Password?

Aug 24, 2010

I'm running sid, reasonably updated. I decided to add a samba share. I installed samba (2:3.4.8~dfsg-2), samba-tools, smbclient, smbfs, & samba-client. I did a "/etc/init.d/samba start" and even rebooted. But when I try to add a samba password for my regular user I can't.

# smbpasswd -a praxis
bash: smbpasswd: command not found
I did a "locate smbpasswd" but I'm only seeing:

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Feb 1, 2016

I installed it from the packages list and the eye candy has been good.

However, in trying to fix an error showing up in syslog

Feb 1 17:37:38 host ntop[30764]: **ERROR** Buffer too short @ dataFormat.c:144 (increase to at least 56) [230982 years, 187 days 7:107374]

I started looking at the configuration files; well attempted. It asks for a login. It isn't any user or root, but apparently is admin, but IO don't ever remember setting it.

Various web search suggests it is done at compile(downloaded compiled) /installation, but I have no recollection of entering any.

There is a Redhat/Centos wrinkle ntop -set-admin-passwd=password; but that puts out a lot of lines, then hangs and has no effect.

Note, despite message(old version of ntop), it is up todate in packages.

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Feb 9, 2011

Howto change user password in live usb-hdd?[URL]you need to copy the
/usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/live-bottom/10adduser your build folder:

mkdir -p config/chroot_local-includes/usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/live-bottom/
cp /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/live-bottom/10adduser config/chroot_local-includes/usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/live-bottom/

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Debian Configuration :: Root Password In Console Not Working?

Sep 4, 2011

Reinstalled Debian Squeeze (64bit/gnome) on my Notebook using Netinstall. Everything worked like always but in the setup instead of typing in a root password as asked to i just pressed enter (in the hope of not having to type in a pw in the console later, just having to press enter then)

When i needed rootpw to install some software (using SoftwareDownloader) the normal loginpw seemed to work, but not in the console.
ari@HP625:~$ su -
Password:
su: Authentication failure

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May 7, 2015

I'm using Debian Jessie Cinnamon right now. I've got 1 user account on my machine--fred--as well as root, of course. "fred" is an administrator, and many times that is enough for root priviledges, for example, I can install packages via apt or dpkg. However, I cannot access "Users and Groups", or install packages via GDebi, with my password. For that, I have to have the root password.

I know that it is possible to let the admin account handle everything and not even need root--for example, Mint and (I believe) Ubuntu do it this way. I don't know how, though.

Code: Select allgroups fred
fred : fred cdrom floppy sudo audio dip video plugdev netdev lpadmin scanner bluetooth

I did disable the root account by Code: Select allsudo passwd -l root to see if it would make any change. Nothing different happened except that I now can't use GDebi or access "Users and Groups" since the root account and therefore password is inactivated. Not a big deal to get it back, though.

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Apr 12, 2016

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Code: Select alluser@debian:~$ su
Password:
su: Authentication failure
user@debian:~$ su
Password:
su: Authentication failure
user@debian:~$ su

I have just installed a gust debian 8 on debian 8 host in virtualbox, and when i wonted too login as su/root on the host there where no login possible, is there a way to regain the root password for the host?

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Mar 5, 2011

At the moment I am having a problem with the MySQL server on my VPS. It's a completely fresh install of both Debian 5 and MySQL but the problem is upon logging in I get:

[root@boris ~]#mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

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Feb 1, 2010

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Sep 5, 2011

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I don't know at what level it should be corrected, but it seems to me like it should be corrected in the Debian distrib, shouldn't it ?

And for now, how can I hide the password in the emails I receive ?

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Jul 2, 2011

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Jul 27, 2010

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Aug 2, 2011

I have read about 10 treads already and no matter what I try, I can not get this working. My goal: [URL] My specific case: I have created a script /home/pastet/nomouse.sh which contains the lines

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(Bash is the correct execution command for .sh on my computer, I have tested and the script works with it). I am usung 9.10

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