When i try to download and it asks for my password, it rejects and says my password is incorrect

Asked by Marc Damonte on 2012-11-05

I cant download any programs or such, this is because when I do the authenticator says my password is incorrect. How do I fix this or re-do my password

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2012-11-05
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2012-11-05

Do you mean download new packages and updates?

Thanks

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

Is it possible you have forgotten the password if yes this is how to reset it.

First find out your user name. If you don't know already open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and enter

whoami

Next reset the password

There are a few methods (mostly similar) take a look at these

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubuntu-help/user-forgottenpassword.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/24006/how-do-i-reset-a-lost-administrative-password

http://naveenubuntu.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/recover-login-password-of-ubuntu-1204.html

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