root password

Binary package hint: seahorse

you do not have root password setup on your Maverick ubuntu x86_64 version 10.10 and it does not show up in passwords and Encryption keys under system Preferences. i can not install additional packages and can not update respositories

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: seahorse 2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Nov 11 17:11:07 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/seahorse
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007.1)
SourcePackage: seahorse

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This question was originally filed as bug #674317.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

jtl999 (jtl999) said : #3

what is your problem

I can not log as root password other than terminal using sudo -i

jtl999 (jtl999) said : #5

you are not supposed to use root logins

jtl999 (jtl999) said : #6

and also it will not show up under seahorse

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