OpenSUSE :: Updates Not Installing - Get Prompted For Admin Password But Then Nothing Happens
Jan 19, 2011
I have fresh install of SuSe11.2 64x My software updater applet tells me there are about 50 or so updates required. I check all and then click install, get prompted for admin password but then nothing happens except the software updater window closes and if I hover my mouse over the applet it tells me it is updating.
however hours later and nothing appears to have happened. If I click the updater applet all the selected updates still appear in the update window. I have added all the standard repos and have network connectivity. I'm a bit baffled here - it worked perfectly fine on my last 11.2 on the same machine.
When I go to "Software Sources..." in the Software Center, the screen dims bringing my attention to the password prompt. I find this quite aesthetically pleasing and am immediately aware that I cannot continue until I enter my password. This is the only time that the screen dims in this fashion when asking for my admin password. Is this correct? If not (or maybe even if it is), should this be considered one for the papercut ninjas?
Something weird happened lately (more probably I messed something up). I don't get prompted for root password anymore, for example while installing updates or software. It's not like the system remembers the password and does everything without asking for credentials, it simply doesn't ask and states that it can't do anything because of lack of privileges.
I use GNOME and can run YaST and Software Installation - I get asked for root password when running these. I can't set privileges when doing thing's outside those, like for example installing updates through that update icon on the bottom toolbar, or trying to install something by clicking on *.rpm.What might be the cause of the problem is that I was trying out KDE lately, and because I didn't like it I uninstalled it's packages. System asked what to do with dependencies and I chose to save most of them, but I might have uninstalled a bit too much.
I have searched for days on this problem and no one seems to have the fix. Everyone else seems to go off on tangents.I have 3 computers. One runs XP pro, one runs Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and one runs openSUSE 11.2.The two windows machines can share files between each other with no problems.On suse I setup samba correctly. When I go to Computer -> Network on suse, I then go into Samba Shares. Then I see my workgroup name. I click to go in and I can see all 3 of my PC's listed here.When I click on my XP pro machine,am prompted for a user name and password. I put it in and I gain access perfectly.
When I click on my Windows 7 machine, I am prompted for a user name and password. I enter it in and it prompts me again for the user name and password. It will not let me in.I have changed all of the settings in 7, I have disabled the firewall, I have changed the security policies, I have changed the encryption strength.Simply Samba is nolaying well with Windows 7. I cannot believe that I am the only one with this problem
It seems xdg-su is unable to accept my admin/root password whenever I try to install a new AIR application or make an upgrade.Upon every attempt to add my admin/root password I get an error: "su: Authentication failure". In the end: "Error# 5100"!I have recently upgraded to Lucid, but the problem has arisen back in Karmic.
I'm new to Linux (had some basic Unix experience in 1995 era). (Teenager) gave me HP2133 mini notebook running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. Everything checks good (hardware and software), even wireless networking. Problem is she apparently created Admin/root password but says cannot remember. I cannot even set correct date time... yast is asking for root privilege: Command: /sbin/yast2 time Is there anything I can do to re-establish administrator privilege?
not for the typical username and password that I use to log into my computer. It's actually prompting me, upon startup/reboot to have me insert my name and password, in what appears to be the command prompt. I am still a noob with Ubuntu and Linux in general, so I have no idea what I did to make this happen. It's not terrible and zomg if it doesn't get fixed I'll die, but it is slightly inconvenient to have to "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" every time I reboot my computer. Anyone know what I have to do to fix this?I would also like to apologize if this has been covered in another topic, but I could not find anything
I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid -- I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 which also had kubuntu desktop installed.After entering my username and password in the user login screen, I'm prompted for my key-ring password even though my key-ring password and my user login password are the same. How can I have key-ring password prompt automatically use the password entered at user login?
Trying to figure out if there is a way to connect to a cifs share, and only being prompted for one password? ie using the following:
sudo mount -t cifs //goanna/neddy -o username=neddy,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 /mnt/neddy prompts twice for a password (sudo & the share password). Is there anyway to "catch" the sudo password for the connect? (Long shot!
I thought these were the same password?In-fact, they WERE the same password on the set-up I currently have.But now, weirdly, I can log in fine but I the exact same password is not using in order to perform admin tasks.I've tried a recovery mode, console, and then "password (username)" in order to reset the password.This does reset the password I need to use to log in, but the password still does not work for performing admin tasks
I installed IPlist earlier today on my main/admin account (which I only use for installing programs. I don't use this account daily.) and everything was fine. When I logged into my every day account and tried to load the program, it prompted me for my password. When I entered it, I got this message:Quote:Failed to run /usr/sbin/ipblock start_gui as user root.The underlying authorization mechanism (sudo)t allow you to run this program. Contact the system administrator.Does this mean I am not able to use this program on this account, or is there a way around it? I'm new to Ubuntu so forgive me if I'm asking the obvious. I looked around and couldn't find an answer. I really don't want to use my admin account for daily activities, but I also really want to be able to use IPlist
I've had Ubuntu installed on my desktop for a month now, and its all worked like a charm, so I'm thrilled. I then decided to install it on my old laptop as well to see if I could breath a bit more life into it, and to get used to working Ubuntu a bit more. The laptop had 18.6GB partitioned to C:// drive or windows XP, and an empty 18.6GB D:// drive, so I deleted the D:// drive in XP using the Microsoft disk utilities tool, all well and good. I then did a clean install of Ubuntu-9.10-desktop with an Ubuntu CD into the largest continuous free space, and it set it up nicely. When I first booted it up there were a ton of updates to install, as there had been on the desktop first time, which I dutifully installed. As on the desktop a little notice popped up telling me to install the NVidia Proprietary driver for the NVidia card (specifically "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 96)[Recommended]"), as it had when I installed it on the desktop, so I chose to install that and then restarted the computer.
On restarting GRUB2 loaded, and it booted Ubuntu. I then saw the little white logo on the black screen for a couple of seconds, and then the screen goes completely white, with some pixels left behind fading to white slightly slower. First time through I held down the power button to force shut down, and on restart exactly the same thing happened. This time I held down alt+sysrq and went through the R, E, I, S, U, B sequence, however as opposed to usual I didn't get a black terminal-like screen after hitting any of the buttons, although it did reboot on B. It did boot correctly in recovery mode, however I was at a loss what to do here. Incidentally, the same problem occurred when I booted to previous version of the kernel as well.
Then I decided that as I didn't have any data to lose, and it was still early in the day, I'd do a clean re-install. This time I chose to ignore the updates, and just install the NVidia driver as prompted to check that it was the driver causing the trouble. Having installed the driver and restarted I got exactly the same problem as before - definitely this pesky NVidia driver, not any of the updates.So here I am at clean install 3, having just got all the updates, but not having downloaded the NVidia driver as prompted, with little desire to go through yet more reinstalls. My questions are:
1) Do I need to install this NVidia driver? The rest of the computer specifications are fairly paltry by modern standards, and I won't be doing anything graphics intensive on it (the most graphical program will probably be Battle for Wesnoth) and I I don't need to install it, not installing it seems to be the easiest way to solve the problem.
2) If I do need to install it how would I go around doing this without getting my charming white screen?
3) Is there a way of removing the driver from recovery mode that doesn't involve a clean install again? I have tried sudo apt-get purge nvidia-driver, which tells me there isn't any installed. I have tried sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf which made no difference. I have tried dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg and this didn't help. I have tried a couple of other commands as well but I can't remember them, however I would probably recognise them if I saw them again.
Onto System information - pulled from listed specifications and SysInfo:
General System Information Release:Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) GNOME: 2.28.1 (Ubuntu 2009-11-03)
I have built a linux image based on kernel 126.96.36.199. The image boots up fine & at the login prompt when I enter the login Id - the system doesnt prompt for password - instead throws an error message "Login incorrect".
From all the search I did, I narrowed this down to be a pam configuration issue. I checked that the /etc/securetty has an entry "/dev/ttyS0" to allow root to logon via serial console - so I ruled out this file to be a cause for that error. Few files that I am not entirely sure are as below:
Suse 11.2 > updated Feb 2 using the Update UI applet.
I had internet connectivity prior to installing the updates. Now I can't reach the internet since installing the updates. I can reach my router, log in to the router I also ping the router but I can not ping the WAN side ip on the router.
When I boot into redmond, no issues, which is what I'm using as I write this.
I have security enabled, WPA2 Personal, not that I think that is an issue as I can reach the router, my server, network printers, and PC's.
I am running a Linksys router but have replaced the standard Linksys software with DD-WRT v24-sp2 build date 12/28/09 std. One note, DD-WRT does hand out IpV6 address but I have disabled FF from using IpV6 address along with the network connection configuration applet from accepting them. (I don't remember the applets name)
In the redmond world this would be a certificate error, is this the same type of an issue? If so how do I fix it?
I'm currently using SuSE 11.4 and after running the full online updates and restarting the machine as YAST suggested, I no longer have eth0/eth1 available.
I'm clueless about what to do since I'm kinda new to Linux and at the moment, I'm trying out all the distros before making a full commitment to anyone. So far, Ubuntu has been trouble-free from day one, but I'm willing to give this distro (opensuse) some slack.
For some reason Update Manager is not installing updates as of yesterday.I have it set to check daily and notify if updates are available. It has been working without issues for well over a year now.
Update Manager tells me updates are available and presents the list of security, recommended, and other updates. All are selected to update, but when I select Install Updates in Update Manager it returns with a Reading Package Information window overlaid on the main Update Manager window - building dependency tree then reading state information and dumps me back to the main Update Manager window without performing any update actions.
After my windows computer died of old age, I was given this computer. It has Linux Mint 9 Isadora on it. I am trying to learn how to use it. The update and other functions are locked out with a password. Is it possible to change it without reinstalling the entire Os.
I recently decided to try and change my admin password on my usual default account (the one you have to type in, in order to do sudo e.t.c im guessing)a the user account option...and having entered my previous password correctly,t will not allow me to enter a new password, it just seems to hang, (i.e the working icon appears, but having waited a minute or twwo nothing seems to of happened..(cannot press the confirm button). Is there a way to reset the password so that i can set a new one, if i cannot change my own admin password, and i was working on a windows system, i would be screaming system compromise right now, but as its ubuntu, im sure theres a perfectly innocent explantion
I am using Ubuntu 9.10 (along with Win xp). I have to authenticate everytime I mount filesystem (My d: , e: drives in windows). Or to connect to the internet (I use mobile broadband) I have to authenticate, also if I have to install something from synaptics I have to authenticate. I know this is good for security but I am the only person using my computer , so is there any way out of this authentication business.
I've tried several installs via Windows with the latest RC of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Netbook et al, and I've encountered the same problem all over: every time an admin password is required, for example to install updates or new applications, I enter it, but then, the authentication window freezes, even though I've clicked on Confirm or pressed Enter to validate the password.
I have a friend who just recently got an old computer from a college. The college had been shut down for maybe 6 months and decided to sell all their equipment computer ETC. In that amount of time the college had forgotten the administrator passwords for all the computers. Therefore the computer can not be updated or upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu.Is there anyway possible to get the administrator password so that I may update upgrade and install new necessary components for the computer?
I am not new to linux, but am to mysql. i run a website, on which i decided to put vpet, a virtual pet php thing. now in the instalation of this thing, it did not ask for an admin password. but it did come with a database. so i'm guessing the login is hidden in there. heres the question, i have phpmyadmin. how the heck do i read the database?