I can't use my administration password

Asked by Janne Uljua on 2012-11-10

I can log in to my computer with the same password I made the administration password as. Now when I try to download more apps and it asks for the administrators password, I can't use it. It says the password is wrong. It really sucks when I can't get any more apps and I really don't want to re-install ubuntu on my computer.. Please help!

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Solved by:
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15
Solved:
2012-11-11
Last query:
2012-11-11
Last reply:
2012-11-10
samuel (samuel-h) said : #1

How do you mean the same password you made the administrator password? You never set an administrator password, it is always just your account password. (Unless you ussually use a non admin user, and have another user purely for admin)

Janne Uljua (jatexii) said : #2

It should be the same, but for some reason it's not. It really sucks

Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Hi ,

try to use this => http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

to reset your password.

Thanks

Janne Uljua (jatexii) said : #4

It worked! Thank you Nick!

Janne Uljua (jatexii) said : #5

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.