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?
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.
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.
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 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?
I am an absolute Linux Beginner who is being required to do a bit of admin work because the boss just fired the old linux admin. Unfortunately, one of our employees cannot remember her password to her email account and as such I need to reset it on our linux server.What I want to check is that this email account is actually a linux user account and I simply will reset the password for it using the passwd command from the root login. Is that correct?
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
In the VeloxBoot.sh, if I don't press any key, my application starts after a timeout. If the user presses a key I want to have a login prompt. Unfortunately, if I start /bin/login, I have a prompt with login, but once I enter my login, it does not ask for a password and it says wrong password
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:
Code: # (like no NIS server responding) then the search continues with the # next entry. # # Legal entries are: # # compat Use compatibility setup
If NIS server is on: client has to login with the nis password If NIS server is down: client has to login with the local password (as fallback)
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.
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."
hello i am trying to change my password, but when i type in the new password i get this:"The password is longer than 8 characters. On some systems, this can cause problems. You can truncate the password to 8 characters, or leave it as it is."my question is what kind of problem could i get and how can i change so i have to log in every time i start the computer?
I installed ubuntu minimal install with xorg, lxde, and lxdm During the manual install, I do remember it asking something about extra encryption on password or something like that which was "highly recommended" and I chose yes, which probably has nothing to do with my problem, which is: Whenever I run something in the terminal with sudo, it just opens without asking for password. What did I do wrong? How might I fix this?
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.
When i install or upgrade the system I want to be asked for the root password instead of just the normal password for sudo. The reason for this is that the kids and so on uses my system and know my password. They do not know my root password though. I do not want them to install or mess up my system by pure fumbling, so is this possible to do. A simple change in who runs the updater/install features...
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.
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.
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".
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.