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I just installed Ubuntu Server here, which went fine. However, not sure what's going on here now.

I installed gnome using sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop, which worked great. But, I'm not able to use the Synaptic Package Manager!

When using the Login Screen thing I can click unlock and it asks for authorization. I enter the password I gave during install, and it works fine. But when SPM asks for my password, it doesn't accept it! What's going on? My user password is the only one I have been asked to create. I can use sudo fine in the terminal. Why does SPM block me here?

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im not a ubuntu person myself, but try setting a root password with sudo passwd root (then give your normal password for the sudo and then a root password you want) – Sirex Aug 11 '11 at 9:31
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If you want to set password for root, you should type command in console:

$ sudo su

(type your's user password)

# passwd

Now you can set or change password for root ;-)

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Thanks, that fixed it :) – Svish Aug 11 '11 at 9:54
A bit curious though... why wasn't this an issue with the desktop version? – Svish Aug 11 '11 at 11:27

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