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Old 09-15-2011, 05:41 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2010
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Problem changing the system-wide password for non-root user

Hi All,

i have changed the root password from the rescue mode of ubuntu.
the system wide password for all the users does not change to the changed password of root.

the root's password is not getting accepted by the gnome applet. whenever i want to make any system-wide changes a password authentication is asked. For example for updating the softwares etc. Please tell how to solve this problem.

Thanks in advance!,

Old 09-15-2011, 05:56 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
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When you're using gnome applet to update the sytem for example, it asks you
YOUR OWN password and NOT root password.
Your account however should be specified in /etc/sudoers files as having access to sudo

Please do:
man sudo


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