Before I mention anything further, DO NOT give me a response saying that terminal won't show password input. I'm AWARE of that.
I'm typing my user password in (not a capslock issue), and for some reason it still says 'Authentication Failure'.
Is there some other password (one I'm not aware of) I'm supposed to be using other than my user password? I've had this ubuntu before, on another hard drive and I didn't have this problem. (And it was the same ubuntu, ubuntu 12.04 LTS)
ai@AiNekoYokai:~$ groups ai adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare ai@AiNekoYokai:~$ lsb_release -rd Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Release: 12.04 ai@AiNekoYokai:~$ pkexec cat /etc/sudoers # # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # Please consider adding local content in /etc/sudoers.d/ instead of # directly modifying this file. # # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file. # Defaults env_reset Defaults secure_path="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin" # Host alias specification # User alias specification # Cmnd alias specification # User privilege specification root ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command %sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL # See sudoers(5) for more information on "#include" directives: #includedir /etc/sudoers.d
I can log in with my password, but it's not accepted as valid for authentication <-- That is pretty much my issue. (Although, I haven't gone into recovery mode.)
ai@AiNekoYokai:~$ ls /etc/sudoers.d README
And also reinstalled
pkexec apt-get update pkexec apt-get --purge --reinstall install sudo
pkexec usermod -a -G admin $USER <- Says admin does not exist
su $USER <- worked for me, however, my password still does not do much (in sense of not working for other things)
I changed my password with
pkexec passwd $USER. I was able to change it no problem.
gksudo xclock was something I was able to get into, no problem. (Clock showed)
ai@AiNekoYokai:~$ gksudo xclock