Debian :: Gnome 7.8 Asks For Root Password When Trying To Do Software Updates
Apr 10, 2015
When I try to do software updates in Debian Gnome 7.8 it asks for my root password. I try my usual login password but it does not work. I don't recall setting two different passwords when I installed Debian. What can I do now?
I am running Debian testing with XFCE and have been trying various GTK email clients looking for something I like. So far I like Balsa but everytime I start the program, Debian asks for my gnome-keyring password. How do I kill this behavior?
I can't use synaptic. Starting it from the gui appears to make it ask for the root password (of which there is none!). If i sudo synaptic, it starts fine with the appropriate privileges.
I ran into this problem first when I used rhythmbox for the first time. It needed to install plugins for my mp3s, but I can't authenticate into synaptic. The dialogue asks for "Password for root:", where I think it should ask for "Password for $USER:"
Why is this, and what can I do about it.
PS, This is a fresh install of 10.10. When transferring my old userfiles over from my old Karmic install I had to userdel the user I used when installing, and then create another user with the same name and details. The reasons for this escape me at the moment, and no doubt were entirely of my own making, but that's what happened. Has this got something to do with it?
In Ubuntu 10.04, I logged in as user1 and when I open a new terminal and issue any command it is asking password.user@ubun-laptop:~$ sudo ifconfig[sudo] password for user: It is asking for password only for first time.From the next command onwards it is not asking.Can some one please tell me if it is possible to issue ONLY ONE COMMAND, in which even if the password request comes, it will automatically fill the password.Just like "ps -elf | grep NetworkManager". I am expecting any combination of commands in a single line, so that password is filled automatically IF PASSWORD IS ASKED. If password is not asked, the command must be executed.
Whenever I start a browser, it asks me to enter my root password because of some pgp keyring issue. I set my password as standard in seahorse, but no change.
The Gnome3 interface sometimes lags very noticeably.
Packagekit constantly blocks my zypper use, and it won't shut down. Not even after I log out and log in again. I tried just removing everything related to packagekit, but that just breaks everything.
Searching for repositories is a pain and there are too many different ones and I never know which one is the latest and how these will be upgraded in the future. Zypper itself is awesome, everything else about package and repo management is not.
I can't uninstall applications properly. I remove them via zypper, and when I do a distro update they get added back in. (gnome games for example)
Whenever I install or search for anything in zypper, I get hundreds of these errors: GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)..but it still finds something.
I am trying to install a lexmark 5600 printer driver. It asks me for my root administrator password. I enter the only password on the system as it is my home computer and I am the only user. I get error message stating it is the wrong password.
I seem to remember there is a section for questions about other distros but I can't find it anymore. I have made a live usb from a Debian testing live image (.img) using the dd command. It all worked well and it booted flawlessly. But then when it booted into the Debian screen it asked for my user name and password. I never set any user name and password so of course I couldn't log in.
I've setup Debian 6 on a PC and allowed remote desktop to it.
I'm having an issue that everytime I remote desktop to it via VNC it ask for the default keyring password, but how am I supposed to enter this if I'm not by the computer that I'm trying to remotly access? Can gnome keying be disabbled altogether? Never had this issue with Debian 5.
I've been using wicd (126.96.36.199 was the latest version on my desktop computer, maybe it got updated) without any problems for a long time. This morning after switching the thing on to read the morning news with a nice hot cup of coffee I got a number of funny Gui system messages: Wicd needs to access your computer's network cards. Password
I am not seeing what i am doing wrong here, but here goes:
From my server I need to run a command for backup on 25 remote servers (through a script). Now I have pushed the public keys for remote ssh connectivity on all of them and it works ( I can push files using rsync without the need to enter passwords on the remote servers), howver, I need to run the following command:
ssh email@example.com 'cp -a /var/www/life /var/www/life-v4'
when I run this command, I keep getting asked to enter the password, I even tried putting sudo in front of the cp, but still get the request to enter the password.
I just did a standard install of Fedora 12 including the specification of a root password and a user ID/Password.
When Fedora starts, it accepts the password for the user ID but it shows an authorization failure for the root passwword. However, in a terminal session the root password is accepted when I enter the "su -" command.
How do I get the Gnome Desktop to accept the root password?
Related to this is an interesting security issue when I use the "su -" command to switch to the root user in a terminal session. Apparently, I do not get full root privileges as far as Nautilus is concerned. Nautilus loads but has a very restricted range of files/folders. It won't let me access "Computer" so that I can drill down through "Filesystem", etc. In contrast, Gedit run from the terminal will allow editing of all files after I enter the "su -" command in the terminal window.
I have run "yum update" to install the latest version of all packages but nothing has changed. I'm downloading the DVD image of Fedora 11 but I hate to do a another total Fedora install if I can avoid it.
I edited fstab to automatically mount my windows data partition on boot, but I screwed it up by not specifying the file system type, however that is not the problem, I was able to fix that easily. The problem was that when it failed to mount the partition, Debian automatically entered root and I guess that is to be expected in order for me to fix it, but I never configured a root password and it just gave me full root access without asking any password, not even my user password. I though that was strange so I set the root password and sure thing it asked me for the root password this time without automatically logging into root....
I then tried to lock the root account to see if it will ask me for a password or not, it did but of course I wasn't able to login as root because it was locked now and I was left with no way to access the system. I had to fix fstab from a live cd so that I can login normally as the user....
I didn't know what to search for or if that is the expected behavior if you don't set root password during installation, but it just seemed a bit strange to automatically enter root when you specifically disable root login during installation...
I have a minor problem with my "Update Applet 2.28.0" in Gnome. It occurs when I want to make the applet do one or more suggested update(s). It always asks me for the password of superuser/root: "Authenticate : Authentication is required to update packages. [...]". I think under my installation before (11.1 maybe updated from an older version) I could tell the automatic/semi automatic updater to remember the su password (in YaST or in the authentication dialog?).
In the help manual on my computer (and in the internet) there is the possibility to make the updater remember the password via policy kit: ("Access to all privileged operations is controlled via PolicyKit." See: GNOME Documentation Library : gnome-packagekit Manual : Introduction) I could not find any policy kid or any other possibility to give to the automatic updater (or its user) that privilege permanently (=to remember authorization). I think on a system with more (real) users this could be a real problem (not just an inconvenience).
Installed mint 8 persistent on 16 gb usb with linux live installer. Everything worked fine, even the os and software updates (the first time I had a usb install that had everything work, boot up, wifi, persistence to name a few) I booted It up twice before, the night before I updated os and the software and tried to find a program to rip cd's. this morning I booted it up and It asked for a user name and password. I always use the same user name & password. Now It won't let me in. Do you think It has anything to do with the os update.
Connecting to deprecated signal QDBusConnectionInterface::serviceOwnerChanged(QStr ing,QString,QString) kopete(2625)/kio (KDirWatch) KDirWatchPrivate::removeEntry: doesn't know "/home/daniel/.kde/share/apps/kabc" Calling appendChild() on a null node does nothing.
I use fedora 12. I am facing this problem. Not exactly a problem but I can sure use a work around.
I usually connect to wireless network. The connection is automatic so whenever the connection goes down, it is automatically restored.
But sometimes, the connection goes down, nm-applet asks me to enter the password and will not proceed until I have entered the password. I have observed that this usually happens when the request to connect takes a long time or the wifi router does not respond immediately.
Is there way to change this behaviour? I want nm-applet to keep trying until its connected and not ask me for a password. This way I can be sure that my laptop is always connected and does not need my intervention.
I have downloaded the eclipse Ganymede 3.4.2 in my fedora-9.JDK 1.6 is installed in the system.when I try to run the eclipse by clicking the executable file it's running but asking for a password.I tried with my system password and "eclipse" as the password but it's not accepting it.When I run that ecplise in other system it works f9, so I think I need to make some configurational changes in my system.can anyone guide me in this this is urgent as am in the middle of a project for which eclipse in necessery.
I use Fedora 14 KDE spin, and I have a wireless network with 4 users. When I start my PC I have to enter the administrator password for the KDE wallet, and also the wireless password if I want to connect to the Internet. This is no problem for me, but I prefer not to share those passwords with the other 3 users. I selected the "Connect automatically" option in the wireless connection settings, but it still asks me for the password every time.
I do like a lot of the changes they've made in Lucid (especially the aesthetic ones), but there is one change they made that I don't like, and I can't figure out how to get around it. I have Ubuntu set so that, after 10 minutes or so of inactivity, my screen is blanked, in order to save power. In Lucid, though, whenever I come back to my computer after the screen has been blanked, it requires me to entire my password in order to resume use of my computer. Is there any way I can turn this off?
This next question is unrelated, but I do still feel the need to ask. Why, exactly, did they move the minimize/maximize/close buttons from the top-right corner of the window to the top-left? I know that it probably feels natural to Mac users, but every previous version of Ubuntu has had these buttons in the top-right corner.....why on earth did they feel the need to change it? I've been using Ubuntu for a while now, and it's kind of annoying. Surely most people who've been using Ubuntu for a while were thrown off by this, as well? I doubt that there is any way to change it, but does anyone know if there is?
I found much of the info is out of date. I installed Lucid - my /home was on a separate partition so I did not format it to keep the original settings and mail. When trying to send/receive mail, Evolution now asks for the old login password from the previous install to open the mail keyring. "The password you use to login no longer matches that of your login keyring" There is a box to enter the old PW.
SOLUTION: -Go to Applications-Accessories-Passwords and Encryption Keys -Right click on Passwords:login -Select Change Password -Type your old login password in the "Old Password" field -Type your new password in both the Password: and Confirm: fields. -Click OK -REBOOT
Evolution will now use your new login password to access the keyring.
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 and trying to install a printer over the network which is plugged into a Windows 7 machine. I can see the workgroup fine and the computer fine on the network, but when I try to double-click on the computer (both via the nautilus and the printer setup route), it asks me for a username, workgroup and password.
I tried the account's username and password and username "Guest" with no password but neither worked. The weird thing is that when I booted my machine into Windows XP and tried to install the same printer, it never asked me for a username and password and installed just fine. Why is Samba/Ubuntu asking me for the Windows 7 password when Windows XP didn't need it?
I'm new to Linux altogether. I installed World of Warcraft and have it running, but my framerates are low. I have it set to run in OpenGL already, so I figured I'd try to update my graphics driver. I downloaded the driver and it's a .run file. I have it set to run as an executable. When I run the file, I get a window that asks for my password. I input my password and press enter. Shortly, I get a window that says I need to run this file as super user. I tried to go into the command line and I typed "sudo home/nicholas/downloads/ati-driver-installer-10-8-x86.x86_64.run". I put in my password and Konsole tells me "run: command not found". How would I run this file in Konsole using super user?
Running 10.10 on Hp dv2000. Approx once a day wireless asks for password authentication but cannot re-connect to wireless network. I verified connection, correct password and modem & router functionality but still will not re-connect. After re-boot problem is resolved for another day or two.
we're switching some of our workstations over to Ubuntu 10.04. For the most part, the change has been good. But.... Evolution just doesn't seem to work very well at all. We're using Google apps with our domain, and our connection is quite slow (512/128 VSAT for ~45 users). Evolution has a lot of problems sending and receiving email. I don't know if it's because of the slow connection, but before, we didn't seem to have problems with Outlook. I'm using the Mail.app on my Mac, and it sending/receiving is slow, but things eventually get through.
On the Ubuntu computers, Evolution really seems to get hung up on sending. It just sits there. I've had one user where their messages just sat for a day and never got sent. When I went in to look at it, I canceled, started the process again, and it asked for the SMTP password (which it seems to do a lot). Once it had the password, it was able to send. Receiving, however, was still very very slow and usually nothing comes in (although there are clearly new messages).