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Why does the terminal not hold my root password for sudo? [duplicate]

I stopped using Ubuntu for a while (since 12.10) and recently came back to it. From what I remember, it used to only ask for the root password once for a terminal session (for sudo commands). Now it ...
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Sudo won't accept my password even with Caps Lock off and the right password

First, I just want to say that I did check for caps lock and I know for a fact that it was the correct password and everything was fully correct. I even entered the sudo command a second time and ...
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Is it possible to use secret-tool to lookup existing seahorse passwords?

I found this post about getting passwords from the gnome keyring from commandline (How do I get passwords from the keyring in the terminal for usage in scripts?), and I found that secret-tool is the ...
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Why don't the commands 'sudo bash' or 'sudo -s' ask for a password? [duplicate]

Even when I am logged in as a non-admin user, when I enter sudo bash or sudo -s, the system does not ask for any password. In the command history, I have not entered any password for sudo earlier ...
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root login password when I never set it? [duplicate]

Sorry for too many duplicate questions about this. But I don't think any of the answers to these kind of question has the solution for me. As some users might have asked, how to set root login ...
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How to recover forgtten password [duplicate]

I forgot my Ubuntu password. And now while trying to recover it using recovery mode I am not able to do so. When i uses the command >ls /username its doesn’t show anything except oem. how can i reset ...
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Default sudo settings did not require password

This is for a 12.04 ec2 instance. In the man pages it says the default should be to require a password when using sudo. I thought by setting the ubuntu's account password (in case it wasn't set) ...
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Quit from the middle of password setting process

I try to check whether my root has password or not. I run this command; sudo passwd root Later on it responses as; Enter new UNIX password: Based on that response, I have an indication that my ...
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Why do I need administrative privileges to use chsh?

I was working on a Ubuntu system where I did not have administrative privileges, and I couldn't change shells (from tcsh to bash) using chsh. I solved the problem writing in the .tcshrc to open bash. ...
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Remove startup password when default login is command line

When I boot up my computer, it goes straight to the command line. I modified /etc/default/grub file from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to quiet splash text. Can someone please explain ...
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Sudo does not recognize my password anymore

The problem is happening on a remote server, so everything is done through ssh. I can login with my key, no problem here. I can change my password at will with passwd (which I believe shows that it's ...
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re-enabling an account

i need help on how to re-enable an account, my computer admin disabled my account, which means i cant perform the sudo command without a password, i keep asking him to put my password back, but he ...
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Sudo su setting default password automatique [duplicate]

I'm a newbie linux (Ubuntu) user and i have a question to sudo su, I always like use the root in the shell for no annoying privilgies errors :) But the problem is sudo su always ask me for a password ...
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When I go in the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6, the password doesn't work [duplicate]

I can't do commands in the Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6. When I do a command, it asks me my password. When I write it, it doesn't work. I've tried it enough times to know that it's broken/there's a problem.
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I can't find my user password or change it

In the terminal, whenever I try to perform sudo, Ubuntu asks my password and it always says I typed it in wrong. I tried changing the password as root, but then it says password unchanged. My user ...
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1answer
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Can I safely store and display a master password file with AES-encrypted file plus a few simple bash scripts?

I would like to set up a couple of bash scripts to encrypt and decrypt a master text file containing passwords for banking, work, etc. for the purpose of editing it and displaying the entries when I ...
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1answer
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Sudoers NOPASSWD for command not working but ALL is

I've been trying to grant www-data to use sudo service apache2 restart without a password but no matter what I try, nothing works. I have read a few hundred posts regarding this issue on different ...
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2answers
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Why do CLI and GUI methods for shutting down have different security measures?

CLI option for shutting down the system is sudo shutdown -h now This requires the user to give the administrator password, whereas shutting down via GUI doesn't require any password. Why does GUI ...
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2answers
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How to add a password option in CLI?

I've googled extensively but haven't found how to add a password option so I don't have to type it in manually. I've created the following alias: alias int='sudo service network-manager restart' ...
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Very basic command line question [duplicate]

I'm very new to Ubuntu (and Linux). I forgot my main password and looked up how to delete it and now I'm at a root menu screen that says "-d, --delete". My question is what do I actually need to type ...
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Dead keyboard when entering password [duplicate]

I lost all icon from my desktop. When I use the terminal I am able to enter the commands but the keyboard goes dead when ask for my password. The only key that works is the enter key and after 3 ...
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How do I get passwords from the keyring in the terminal for usage in scripts?

When you have a LUKS encrypted drive in your computer, Nautilus or Nemo will show it under Devices as a drive with a little lock on it. When you click it, you need to enter a password. If you choose ...
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Can't key in password in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password I typed in the following command in terminal. "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" I press enter and I ...
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1answer
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CLI mod(root) dont accept login credentials on ubuntu 12.10

to install nvidia 304.64 driver on ubuntu 12.10 i need to login as root but it doeant accept my username and password and says incorrect login i also has created a root password but still have the ...
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Open password protected .ods as root. Forgotten password

Sometime ago I made a .ods file with Libreoffice Calc which I password protected. I have now forgotten the password and so am unable to access the file. Is there any way of bypassing the password as ...
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Very confusing administrations and password security [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I have recently suffered an annoying problem which is really bugging me at the moment. When I start Ubuntu, I can login ...
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1answer
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Opening terminal asks for sudo password

Whenever I open a new terminal within 12.04, I am prompted to enter my sudo password. Why is this happening?
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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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1answer
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How to read the password from variable?

I am trying to move my file to another system which is located in some other place, with this command: rsync -avrz src destination It works fine. But what I need is to put this command in shell ...
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3answers
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How do I set the root password so I can use su instead of sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? Instead of letting you set a password for root during install Ubuntu set it to * for no password and disables the actual account login, ...
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Can I automate updating/upgrading with sudo in this way?

Please consider this code: alias fast='echo "password" | sudo -S apt-get update && sudo -S apt-get upgrade' I have not yet had a problem using it but is it possible that if the first step, ...
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Execute sudo without Password?

Inspired by this question.... I am the sole person using my system with 12.04. Every time I issue a sudo command; the system asks for the user password (which is good in its own way). However I was ...
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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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I cannot enter my password when using sudo to install Sophos AV for Linux [duplicate]

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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Terminal window not showing password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nothing shows up on the screen when I type my password When I open a terminal and it asks for my password I can't type in the PW because the keyboard wont react. It ...
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Nothing shows up in the terminal when I type my password

When I'm about to install a program in the terminal it wants the password: [sudo] password for xxx: But when I want to type my password it happens nothing. What should I do?
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How to change the root password on Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am using Bash. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I need to change the password.
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Enable/Disable Passwordless Login/Autologin Via GUI/Command Line

Before I ask the question, would someone please help stipulate the Ubuntu definition for these two seemingly identical but different terms (I've given drafts.): Autologin - When you power up the ...
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PDFtk Password Protection Help

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for a solution to password protect a bunch of pdf files in a directory in batch. I came across PDFtk and it looks like it might do what I need, but I've reviewed ...
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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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1answer
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Terminal problems entering password

Every time I try to enable shell theme extension or anything in general in Terminal it asks me for a password but won't accept it.