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Old 04-03-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
arranskye
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New password not working in software centre.


Hi, I forgot my password so went into root to change it.

From grub menu, Ubuntu : advanced options : ubuntu recovery : network : root

input passwd then typed in a new password and re-entered password. rebooted.

Tried to uninstall Firefox from software centre but the new password was not accepted for authentication.

Could anyone advise what the problem could be or suggest what I may have done wrong. The password appeared to be accepted ok in root. Thanks
 
Old 04-03-2015, 10:42 AM   #2
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arranskye,

This link should sort things for you:

http://www.mikaellinusson.com/blog/2...root-password/
 
Old 04-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #3
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Is this Ubuntu? I suspect that the software center is expecting your sudo (user) password, not the root password.

I get a similar thing with Mint. If I su to root, I can start Synaptic from the command line, but, if I start it from the GUI interface as user, it wants the sudo password.

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