Ubuntu :: Sudo: 3 Incorrect Password Attempts

Feb 7, 2010

My root filesystem recently filled up. I finally established why - that my /media directory had filled up due to the USB-attached device having been unmounted for whatever reason, and SimpleBackup tried backing up without the mount in place - thereby filling up the filesystem.

I discovered that the root directory was full when the machine tried to get updates, and couldn't. So, I went into /media and tried to delete the backup directory and file(s) that were in that directory, but it tells me that permission is denied. So I try to SUDO the same command, and it tells me 3 times in a row, "Sorry, try again", followed by "sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts".

So, how to I get root privileges back again?

name@machine:/media$ sudo rm -R FreeAgent
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.


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I cannot sudo nor log into a second ssh session on my Ubuntu 10.10 server edition headless setup. Entering an incorrect password works as expected but the correct password gives errors, and on the second attempt a segfault. I recently changed my password as the old one was about to expire, that was 3 days ago, I can't find evidence that I have sudo'ed or logged in a second session since, I have been logged into it via ssh throughout all of it and I am still currently logged in. What should I do to correct this problem? I'm worried that by turning it off I will lose all access. Is the only option using a live cd to change the password?


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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

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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

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Jun 30, 2015

Code: Select all:~$ su
Password:    #Typed user password
su: Authentication failure
~$ su
Password:      #Typed root password
su: Authentication failure
:~$ sudo su

[Code] ....

The file does open but with a warning in red saying i could harm my system. Had almost got everything configured just as like it, tried adding a custom action (open as administrator) to Thunar and my house of cards collapsed around me.

Debian 8 xfce, single user account, passwords and user names are single characters so it's a given there's no typing error.

Code: Select all:~# cd ..
:/home# cd ..
:/# mkdir -p /root/.local/share/
:/# touch /root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
:/# exit
:~$ gksu mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list

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When I execute 'su' or 'su -'from one user to another user,(the password I input is right.) like this



The strange thing is, before I switch to the oracle is from the root without password.And I am sure I input the correct password.

By the way, I can login the system by oracle,the account is not disabled.

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I formatted my drive and reinstalled the whole thing again and got all available updates also. I reinstalled gparted and samba a second time on the new install and I still am told that the password is incorrect again when opening thes apps. Is there a simple, easy to understand way for this first time Ubuntu 10.10 user to correct this. There must be a minor flaw in this OS that is denying me use of my apps.

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su: incorrect password
lockdown[ at ]bag [~]#

I re-enabled root SSH login (via editing /etc/ssh/sshd_config) and I'm able to SSH as root no problem, however I can't su even from root to another user, getting the same behavior and error message..

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Code: root[ at ]bag [/]# ls -l /bin/su
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