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Errors with apt-get update command [duplicate]

When I run a sudo apt-get update command I get these errors: FirstStrike@ubuntu13.04-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release ...
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Creating executable file with password included in a script

How can I execute a sudo command by double clicking an icon ( password should be part of the script). Please help! Excuse if question is a blunder. My gnome-ppp is not detecting my BSNL modem when I ...
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Issue when sudo something after a hostname change

I was tired of my system's name so i decided to change it. I gksudo gedit /etc/hostname and changed my first and never touched computer name to a new one. Then now when i sudo something like sudo ...
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How to get out of “sudo -s” command in Terminal?

I entered sudo -s command in terminal, and the it changed from shameek@shameek-K55VD:~$ to root@shameek-K55VD:~#. Now when I click on the close terminal window icon it says, "There is still ...
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Linux Basic Commands [duplicate]

I'm new here. I just want to learn the basics of Ubuntu Terminal ! I know the very basic commands like changing directory, renaming, creating & deleting files. I'm looking for commands like ...
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sudo refuses my password

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now that I want to install a program through the terminal with a command starting with sudo, the terminal says Sorry, try again. I just don't get it, this is my ...
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How to pass arguments in a script using gnome-terminal

As part of a script I have gnome-terminal -e "process involving another user" Once executed this line, I have to write in the terminal 3 times the password of this user. I wonder how can I automate ...
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su command + authentication failure

I am having problems with the su command. I know my password and I am typing it correctly but su indicates authentication failure. So I checked on the internet and then went into recovery mode and ...
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Why does sudo ask for a password in window after I've just authenticated in a different one?

If I am using the command line in xterm, gnome-terminal, etc., I can keep sudo from re-prompting for a password, within some limits, or I can disable it. As a compromise between usability and ...