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Authentication window in GNOME disappears before I have a chance to type in the password

Sporting 12.10 with Gnome Shell. When I start graphical Software updater manager, and click "Install now", I got "Authentication Required" window prompt as per usual. However, after I've typed couple ...
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Can not authenticate in Gnome to install packages

I can not install anything through 'Ubuntu Software Center'. The system refuse to accept the su password that it accepts in terminal. It might be relevant that I've had change the user's password a ...
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Can not authenticate form system tools

Whenever I try to run a program from gnome, I get messages like Authenticated is required to run the Gparted Partition Editor The same goes for all programs that need root permission and I try to ...
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Can't log-in anymore

I installed Ubuntu x64 12.04 Desktop LTS on my new laptop three days ago. Of course when I installed it I did an "apt-get upgrade" and a "apt-get update". I modified the .bashrc file to add some ...
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Disable password authentication to set proxy information

To set up/change proxy settings on Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome 3), i have to provide my admin password. Is it possible to disable this authentication? I don't need that any user could change it, just that i ...
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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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Gnome/X logs off immediately after login — which logfiles are relevant?

I've been tinkering with fingerprint-gui as well as X/xrandr resolution settings. When I start my machine, it boots up normally. As soon as X and gnome have finished starting, it logs me off ...