Ubuntu :: Sudo Doesn't Accept Password?

Oct 10, 2010

I've read through some threads here but the problem I'm having doesn't seem to be the problem others are having.

I just reinstalled 10.04 today after my last installation messed up after a month.

early when I first installed the terminal and sudo were working perfect but now, this is what I'm getting:

[sudo] password for dimebag:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for dimebag:


I tried every solution I saw and nothing works. I've been having a heck of a time trying to install things.

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I was trying to edit a file requiring root permissions, so I used sudo. I typed the root password and it failed. This happened three times, and the process was ended. I then logged in as root (su) and was able to navigate to the file and make changes as root. Am I missing something? How would I edit the sudoers file such that this password would work? Or is there another way to log in to the sudo group to make these changes? How do I set sudo passwords?

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I can log into the user directly, ssh, but can't su to anyone

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Also when screen saver is lock it won't accept my password as well


Steps and other way I have try to get this problem fix but fail

1] boot up a working version machine and look at

2] check the permission and the sticky bit on /bin/su file

3] went and copy the entire /bin; /usr/bin ; and /etc/pam.d from a working system over the the failed system and it also doesn't help

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I have even given it command line arguments to print the password to the terminal and it's correct.

I have found a workaround - by running gksu-properties and changing the mode from su to sudo it will now display gksudo and accept my password.

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[sudo] password for rocky:

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