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terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#1 Postby Ralf1e » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:35 pm

Hello again, I have found that terminal refuses both the username and the root passwords telling me the password used is not found in the sudo file.
What the * is it on about and what can I do about it.
Its bad enough having to remember what password does what without terminal refusing to act unless I can guess one it's maybe made up on it's own :-)
As an example I asked it to
sudo apt-get install -f && sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
When things were tight with the downloads at the weekend
A line that works nicely elsewhere but not for here is seems
What am I doing wrong?
How can I learn to use it better if it wont let me do anything? The swine:-)
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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#2 Postby uncle mark » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:41 pm

MEPIS doesn't use sudo. That's an Ubuntu thing.

Use 'su'.
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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#3 Postby KrispyKritter » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:43 pm

The SUDO password is the same as your login password. As Uncle Mark stated SUDO is a 'buntu thing. Use "su". ;) With root password

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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#4 Postby lucky9 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:21 pm

And if you just have to have sudo then add your User to the sudoers group using KUser.

NOTE: Using sudo is less secure that using su on a system that has multiple Users.
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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#5 Postby joany » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:16 pm

Ralf1e wrote:As an example I asked it to
sudo apt-get install -f && sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Just to clarify what the others are telling you to do; become root and drop the sudo part of each of the commands, like this:

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su
<enter root password>
apt-get install -f && apt-get clean && apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade


Note: When you enter the root password in the terminal, you won't see the characters as you type them (they're hidden). When you're done entering the password, hit the Enter key. The prompt will then change from '$' to '#'.
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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#6 Postby KrispyKritter » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:16 pm

joany wrote:Note: When you enter the root password in the terminal, you won't see the characters as you type them (they're hidden). When you're done entering the password, hit the Enter key. The prompt will then change from '$' to '#'.


And the prompt will also turn from white to red.
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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#7 Postby lucky9 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:41 am

White/Red depends on the settings in the Appearance tab in Settings for the Konsole/Terminal.
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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#8 Postby Ralf1e » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:29 pm

:happy: Thank you all for your most helpful replies.
I originally got the line from LMDE a bit closer than buntu which I have tried twice and never liked.
I am astounded that mepis has dropped so far in the rankings compared to ther interest it once enjoyed.
A victim of the "must have a new distro every 6 monthe society" perhaps
Keep it steady and keep it working. I love it.

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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#9 Postby fbt » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:46 pm

There's been a lot of discussion about Distrowatch ratings. It's important to note that Mepis does not have a lot of official updates, it's more about being stable. To that end, it doesn't get a lot of press in DW and those ratings rise and fall with the news. I'll also add that popularity is no measure of quality or usefullness. Welcome to Mepis.

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Re: terminal/console wants sudo file password?

#10 Postby lucky9 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:13 pm

Distrowatch ratings have nothing to do with the number of users. Only press driving interest. Interest isn't using.
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