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screen shot of terminalAfter upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I forgot to disable cap-locks and have attempted to use the wronf sudo password three times. Now when I attempt a sudo command , I get a message in part reads "HTTP request sent, awaiting response...200k OK". Sorry, I don't know how to add a screen shot to this message.

How can I recover my sudo passwore/access?

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To capture the output just redirect it to a file. For example, if you want to capture the output of sudo ls just do sudo ls > ~/somefile.log (this creates the file with the output on your home directory). You can then put it online in paste.ubuntu.com and update your answer. –  Salem Nov 9 '12 at 21:35

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If you run sudo with wrong password should not happen anything other than the command not being run.

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The error HTTP request sent, awaiting response...200k OK sounds like you are running a http service with sudo maybe wget or something, and you are getting the page, I may need more info than that.

Running sudo 3 times with the wrong password could not have changed your SU password even if you ran sudo on sudo passwd root. Unless you forgot the password which is another question, you should try again with the same password since it is the same password as before running sudo.

To add images click the edit button bellow your question(you can find it between share and flag) and follow the instruction as in the picture:

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After entering the command

wget -O - https://d2t3ff60b2tol4.cloudfront.net/services@insynchq.com.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

I inserted the password and pressend enter the command finishes with an OK. enter image description here

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Screen shot:file:///home/freeland/Documents/Screenshot%20from%202012-11-10%2005:04:51.p‌​ngfile:///home/freeland/Documents/Screenshot%20from%202012-11-10%2005:04:51.png –  ronfreeland Nov 9 '12 at 22:15
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Sory, screen shot didn't happen. –  ronfreeland Nov 9 '12 at 22:16
    
2. I am not aware of running anything that wasn't installed from the iso package. –  ronfreeland Nov 9 '12 at 22:34
    
Another attempe at screen shot: –  ronfreeland Nov 9 '12 at 22:40
    
@ronfreeland updated answer with how to add images. –  Eduard Florinescu Nov 9 '12 at 22:58

That isn't sudo talking; it is wget saying it successfully downloaded the file you asked it to.

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I actualy ran the same command as him and it works after entering password and enter. +1 for confirming my answer. I suposed it was wget befor he put the screenshot. –  Eduard Florinescu Nov 10 '12 at 0:16

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