Ubuntu :: Authentication Failed In Software Center?Jun 10, 2010
I apologize first because I do not know if this is the right section for my problem, but I could not find anything more suitable. I have an Asus 900 with Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10:04 In a nutshell: I realized today, trying to install a new program with Ubuntu Software Center, that I can not anymore authenticate myself as root. Of course I have not changed the password, but the old one is not anymore accepted ("Authentication failed").
The interesting thing is that I can install programs without problems (using the same old password) with the package manager in Administrative Tools (synaptic). Here, the authentication works well. Opening a terminal, I can use sudo to run any command by providing my password, with no problem at all. Following some guides found on the web, I reset the root password (supplying the same one as before) and everything went well. Only .... nothing has changed! Ubuntu center software authentication always fails.
What could have happened? Maybe I did some mistake by editing /etc/sudoers to solve another problem some days ago. Ubuntu told me that my username was not in the sudoers file, so I resolved it by adding to /etc/sudoers the line myusername ALL = (ALL) ALL
I checked the contents of the file and, apart from this line added, it is as it was before (I compared with that on another PC with Ubuntu). Can anyone make some sense out of it? Starting from the fact that the package manager does function ... but software center does not.