Issues with installing from software center and issues with authenticate

Asked by Brent Tower on 2014-01-11

still some what new to ubuntu...my problem is that im having issues with my sudo and my authenticate password, it keeps telling that the password is incorrect and i know my password really well so no reason for it to be wrong. please help

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2014-05-04
MadhuSoodanan (mt-madhu) said : #1

Open the Terminal. (If you press CTRL+ALT+T you will be able to open it.) Then copy & paste the following line in that Terminal

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Press the enter Key. You will get an output. The output will be about the release. Copy and Paste the output in the Message box below. This is essential to give you instructions.

Brent Tower (rwt1794) said : #2

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux brent-laptop 3.2.0-58-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 3 17:40:43 UTC
2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

i cant even change my admin settings without a authentication password

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM, Madhusoodanan <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #242045 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/242045
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Madhusoodanan requested more information:
> Open the Terminal. (If you press CTRL+ALT+T you will be able to open
> it.) Then copy & paste the following line in that Terminal
>
> lsb_release -a; uname -a
>
> Press the enter Key. You will get an output. The output will be about
> the release. Copy and Paste the output in the Message box below. This
> is essential to give you instructions.
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/242045
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Brent Tower (rwt1794) said : #3

I also tried to change the password and it says "authentication token
manipulation error"
On Jan 10, 2014 11:40 PM, "Brent Tower" <email address hidden> wrote:

> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID: Ubuntu
> Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS
> Release: 12.04
> Codename: precise
> Linux brent-laptop 3.2.0-58-generic #88-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 3 17:40:43 UTC
> 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>
>
>
> i cant even change my admin settings without a authentication password
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM, Madhusoodanan <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
>> Your question #242045 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
>>
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/242045
>>
>> Status: Open => Needs information
>>
>> Madhusoodanan requested more information:
>> Open the Terminal. (If you press CTRL+ALT+T you will be able to open
>> it.) Then copy & paste the following line in that Terminal
>>
>> lsb_release -a; uname -a
>>
>> Press the enter Key. You will get an output. The output will be about
>> the release. Copy and Paste the output in the Message box below. This
>> is essential to give you instructions.
>>
>> --
>> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
>> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
>>
>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/242045
>>
>> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>>
>
>

MadhuSoodanan (mt-madhu) said : #4

Normally Authentication Password is needed when changing Administration Settings. Did you enter any Password when you INSTALL your Ubuntu? Only an ADMINISTRATOR can change some settings.
Did you verify the 'Settings' in Update Manager? ... Please verify 'Other Software' in it. Anything enabled (with tick-mark)? You will have to give the output of

lsb_release -a; cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list

This output will also be needed to answer. I am not an expert.

The command for changing your password is

passwd

How does it work?
You will get help from experts.

Brent Tower (rwt1794) said : #5

It's fixed... I had to change the sudo settings
On Jan 11, 2014 12:36 AM, "Madhusoodanan" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #242045 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/242045
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Madhusoodanan requested more information:
> Normally Authentication Password is needed when changing Administration
> Settings. Did you enter any Password when you INSTALL your Ubuntu? Only
> an ADMINISTRATOR can change some settings.
> Did you verify the 'Settings' in Update Manager? ... Please verify 'Other
> Software' in it. Anything enabled (with tick-mark)? You will have to give
> the output of
>
> lsb_release -a; cat -n /etc/apt/sources.list
>
> This output will also be needed to answer. I am not an expert.
>
> The command for changing your password is
>
> passwd
>
>
> How does it work?
> You will get help from experts.
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/242045
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

MadhuSoodanan (mt-madhu) said : #6

I too have seen similar problem with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. It is not solved yet. It was detected while trying to Edit network connections. Though I didn't enter any password for Ubuntu in it, it is asking password. (It was installed in another computer along with Windows. Its Windows has no problem at all). Since this is a new question somebody will guide you soon.

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