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i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem

if i enter any sudo command,it gives the following as result

deepak@deepak-Inspiron-3542:~$ sudo aplay -l
[sudo] password for deepak: 
deepak is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.
deepak@deepak-Inspiron-3542:~$ sudo -l
[sudo] password for deepak: 
Sorry, user deepak may not run sudo on deepak-Inspiron-3542.
deepak@deepak-Inspiron-3542:~$

this are the results when i run sudo commands.in such a situation i don't know how to tackle this password problem.so i need help to find out the password for root.

marked as duplicate by A.B., karel, Eliah Kagan, mikewhatever, Eric Carvalho May 2 '15 at 0:17

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  • If you aren't a sudoer, I guess you either screwed up your root access or you are not supposed to perform administrative tasks on this system. – s3lph May 1 '15 at 14:24
  • It doesn't ask for "PASSWORD FOR ROOT", but rather for "password for deepak". Do you own the machine? – mikewhatever May 1 '15 at 14:27
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    Ask your admin to fix this ;) – Rinzwind May 1 '15 at 14:30
  • Add the output of groups and id commands. – muru May 1 '15 at 14:32
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If it's your computer and if you are only one user, the password should be the same as login password. Otherwise it will be predefined password either from another user or Ubuntu

  • i entered same password,but it showed it as error – Deepak Ramanan May 1 '15 at 14:31
  • setting a root password maybe this can help you – Dankonino May 1 '15 at 14:38
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    That's the right password: deepak is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. -1 – A.B. May 1 '15 at 15:13

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