Issue re Authentication failure

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w19
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Issue re Authentication failure

Post by w19 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:24 am

I installed mint a few days ago. Today, I am able to login but my password is not recognized for any authentication request (e.g., when requesting to run Synaptic Package Manager). In the log, I receive the following two messages:

pam_unix(polkit-1:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=1000 euid=0 tty= ruser=root rhost= user=root

w19: Error executing command as another user: Request dismissed [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/home/w19] [COMMAND=/usr/bin/env DISPLAY=:0 XAUTHORITY=/home/w19/.Xauthority timeshift-gtk]

Does anyone have any guidance? I'm new to linux and at a loss.

Thanks!

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Re: Issue re Authentication failure

Post by Pierre » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:21 pm

did you verify the ISO that you used to install the LinuxMint System ?
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php

did the new LinuxMint system work okay, when you 1st installed it ?
- - as in - you could then log-in okay ? or not ?.
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Re: Issue re Authentication failure

Post by smurphos » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:56 am

What's your output from the command

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whoami && groups && sudo -l
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