Ubuntu :: Sudo And Login Password Recognized - Password Box Does Not Like

Apr 27, 2010

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

"Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See [URL] for information. (Details - 1: Server ping error: IDLmg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0)"

Moving past that, I changed my user password, and Ubuntu authenticated it.

How do you launch Synaptic Package Manager from the command line?

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Ubuntu :: Login Password To Be Different Then SUDO Password?

Jun 25, 2010

Is it possible to have your login password t be different then your SUDO password. I did a search on sudo password- Almost every post has the term in it.

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Apr 1, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 9.1 (new install on a Dell Precision 340) a few weeks ago and I'm quite happy with it.However, today I was unable to login (after start up), presumably because the password could not be recognized. To work around this I logged in under another username (who doesn't have admin privileges),opened user settings (System>Administration>Users and Groups), changed my password, rebooted, logged in with my new password, and proceeded to change my password back to what it was. This was the second time I had to do this. I'm sure that this was not due to an error in typing in the password, but I have no clue what could have caused this.

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Jun 2, 2010

Before you say you shouldn't do that bla bla bla. I know why i shouldn't.

However i have a problem with running sudo commands from a non interactive command line script run using plink.

The automated script needs to use chown and give the current user ownership of some files and folders created by another user.

I can't use things like sudo -s etc as it requires that i enter a password.

I have setup public key authorization in order to login. Do i have to give the root user a password and log in as that. I would prefer not doing this but if that is the only solution i guess i'll have too.

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Apr 23, 2010

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

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May 4, 2011

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Jun 14, 2011

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Jul 25, 2011

I have a brand new install.I was doing some housekeeping and made a more sure password.Something went wonky and I got locked out.So I booted to root and changed the password.I'm back in the box now.But, my keyring password no longer matches my user password.So every time I want to do something I am asked for my old password.How do I change my keyring password to match my login password?

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Jul 23, 2009

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Nov 22, 2010

I work on a product that have to start automatically an application. Running Opensuse 11.2 So in the inittab I have : 1:2345:once:/root/Velox/VeloxBoot.sh 2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2

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Sep 13, 2009

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Jul 2, 2011

I have setup a nis server and client. At first I didn't have a local user defined on the client. The client then used the user and passwords from NIS, so that was ok.

The problem then is, that when the server is down, I couldn't login to my client anymore. So I created a local user with the same name on the client but with a different password (after I shut the nis server down, if nis server was on, I couldn't create a local user with the same name). I then edited etc/nssswitch.conf as follows:

# (like no NIS server responding) then the search continues with the
# next entry.
# Legal entries are:
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However the actual behaviour is that I can only login with the local password now. The NIS pasword doesn't seem to be used anymore.

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Jan 29, 2009

I've tried Ubuntu, Arch, and most recently Fedora but the SUSE GNOME environment blows everything else away!

The only problem (so far) is that Network Manager requires you to enter your password every time you login to unlock the password keyring. I want to disable this.

I think some distros disable the prompt by using the login password to unlock the keyring, but I use auto-login (if that makes a difference).

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Jun 30, 2011

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04LTS. I'm trying to configure my chat accounts. But after entering username and password, it is asking "Enter password to unlock your login keyring". I have entered my login password. But it is saying that "The password you use to log in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring."

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Jan 8, 2010

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Jul 27, 2010

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Aug 2, 2011

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Mar 5, 2009

I've just installed Xubuntu 8.10, successfully, but I've noticed that the password I gave during the installation moment, while is perfectly recognized when I start a session of Xubuntu, later on if I want to perform an action that requests root privileges, the password I type isn't recognized at all.

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Dec 16, 2010

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May 4, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 as a vm in VMPlayer 3.0. My correct user password is required to log in. When I use the sudo command or enter an area that requires my password, the password box pops up as it should.

The problem is:
If I enter my actual password, it is not accepted.
But if I enter nothing, as in just hit enter, it works. It shouldn't.

That seems just a little backwards and I don't get it. I've re-installed the vm and still have the same problem.

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Aug 2, 2010

I made it just like the example in visudo, but every time I exit I get an error: sudoers file: syntax error, line 87 <<<

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May 23, 2011

I have an old server running RHEL 5.5 and I normally just type sudo nothing else and I'm instantly root. I copied my sudoers file from here to a new server but it seems not to work cause I type sudo and it ask for usage. Is something else besides the sudoers file that prevents me from logging in with sudo only.

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Apr 28, 2011

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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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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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Mar 22, 2011

why when I type sudo su in a terminal there's no need to enter my password, I just go straight into root

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Apr 3, 2011

I have to enter the root password every time I want to run

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May 29, 2011

when I try to do admin tasks - e.g. setting my wireless connection to "available to all users" or updating a group's settings - it asks for "password for root" rather than asking for my password so it can sudo.I was forced to enable the root password, so I could do anything on my system ( sudo su; passwd; ) but I'd rather keep my root password locked and use sudo if possible.

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Jun 6, 2011

Is there a way to change the sudo password after installation has taken place? I know you can change the user password via that box in 'About me' but that still leaves behind the old sudo password.

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