Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I get this message when I try to change my password. Everything started when I removed password for my username, so when I go to User Accounts, it says "None" for password. But when I try to install some application in Terminal, it is still wants me to write password. When I leave blank field, doesn't help. When I type the old password, still nothing.

Do you know what's wrong?

share|improve this question

I found the solution.

Open the terminal. Type passwd. Type in new password.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.