I'm being asked a password to do administrative tasks, but I don't have one on my main user and can't set one because of the need of typing a non-existent password

Asked by Juuso Myller

So, as the Summary said it, I'm being asked my Administative accounts password in order to complete certain tasks, such as downloading or removing applications. But, I don't have a password on my administrative user. The problem is, I can't change my password because it doesn't accept blank space for a current password and so I can't really do anything on my computer anymore. If there is a way to get around this or change my password I'd love to learn about it.

Thank you for bearing with me, I'm a brand new user of Ubuntu and still kind of just learning things.

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Best Warren Hill (warren-hill) said :

You need a password for your main user so you can administer your system. You can set it not to ask for a password at login but I would not recommend that since you are more likely to forget a password if you don't use it often.

To set a password see any of these


or here


or here


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Juuso Myller (jem-rio) said :

Thanks Warren Hill, that solved my question.