[ubuntu-uk] Problem with Username and password for Synaptic

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 9 20:40:03 UTC 2011

On 9 December 2011 20:26, scoundrel50a <scoundrel50a at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/12/2011 19:48, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> scoundrel50a wrote:
>>> have tried a couple of times on ubuntu-uk but not got anywhere there,
>>> so thought I would try here.
>> This seems to be ubuntu-uk :)
>>> I had a problem with a desktop on my laptop, it disappeared after an
>>> update. I created a new username and password, which I can use to log
>>> in, but when I go to look in Synaptic, it calls for just the old log
>>> in details, and I can dont know why, would anybody have any ideas?
>> I seem to recall this being a bug, but I can't find it right now. The
>> idea was that anything gksudoish would let you pick a user to
>> authenticate to sudo as, but for a long time they'd insist that the
>> user created on initial install be used, irrespective of the current
>> users presence in sudoers.
>> I've just had a quick look for the bug but can't find it, what version
>> of Ubuntu are you running?
> Hi, its 11.10

I have just tried synaptic on 11.10 and it allows me to select any of my users.


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