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PAM authentication using ssh key instead of password

When I try to use chsh to change my default shell, I get prompted for my user password. The problem is I log in using my SSH key and do not have a user password - by design. Yes, I can set a ...
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4answers
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Why can't I access super-user mode with su?

I just have managed to install Lubuntu 12.04. Now I want to do some things in the terminal like installing and configuring the Apache and a Lamp-system among other things. I come from Open SUSE world ...
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2answers
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sudo in the Terminal seems not to accept password input [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was trying to update software with sudo apt-get .... In the Terminal I am asked ...
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2answers
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I cannot enter my password when using sudo to install Sophos AV for Linux

I cannot type my password as shown below. After successfully unlocking root account in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. saintmichael@ubuntu:~$ sudo usage: sudo [-D level] -h | -K | -k | -V usage: sudo -v [-AknS] ...
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2answers
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I cannot enter my password in the terminal - can't install packages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I can open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) I can copy or type in the following: sudo wget ...
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3answers
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gksudo with cool GNOME Shell integration

What's the command for executing this "gksudo" (or whatever it is) window from Alt+F2?
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1answer
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How to authenticate googlecl using terminal

I'm trying to use googlecl on my Ubuntu server to send pictures from my server to picasa. I can't seem to authenticate via google using w3m, so I'm wondering if there is some other way to ...
2
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2answers
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SSH Key problem

I want to setup my home server to use ssh keys but when I follow the tutorial on https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/openssh-server.html for setting up ssh keys I get this: Bad port 'umask ...
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1answer
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User credentials not recognised in virtual terminal

Whenever i switch to a virtual terminal, using ctrl+alt+F1 etc.. it asks me for my user credentials: *computername* login: At this point i enter my Username, followed by my Password. However the ...
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Cannot connect to Internet from Terminal and other programs (authentincation involved)

I have a brand-new Ubuntu 10.10 installed in a VMWare 7.1 Workstation. I am in a LAN and we're connected to Internet through a proxy which requires authentication. I use 3 (three) browsers: The ...