Sometimes I think Ubuntu 16.04 is more frustrating than DOS, and it is
more difficult at times. After having changed my pass several times in my laptop I kept getting this every time I tried to get a file:
[sudo] password for badstrat-TM4750:-$ When I type in the password "I
get command not found"
I gave up on it and downloaded an ISO for 16.04 to install on another machine. Now when I want to get a file I get:
[sudo] password for Slacker-TM4750:-$ When I type in the password "I
get command not found"
Evidently only the name has changed, the quirks remain the same. Why doesn't it simply ask for a password and go if it is correct?
Those [sudo] password instructions are clear as mud to me. Ubuntu tells me I do not need one as an administrator but when I enter a command it asks me for the pass again. There is only one password in each machine. So with two versions of 16, one an upgrade, one a new install, the identical problem is on both machines.
Two machines with correct passwords entered and neither will accept the only passwords in the complete
systems. It does offer suggestions, but they do not work either as I get stonewalled with the frigging password crap every time I want to download what they tell me I need to download. And this password stuff sucks big time. I know I can't be the only one with this problem.
Windows is beginning to look good. It makes me wanna puke, but at least itremembers my passwords
and gives users simple understandable commands. (Even if they don't always work) I don't think ubunto
is ready for prime time yet.
One install was an upgrade from 14, and the VGA actually worked properly on that one. But it has the password bug. Why is entering a simple password such a monumental task in Ubuntu?
The other install was from a 16.04 ISO, and the VGA doesn't work properly on that one and the password has the same quirks. The VGA says I need to download a "special file" for the VGA to give me choices to
match my monitor. I followed the instructions but when I go to download it the password debacle shows up again and locks me out.
I decided I could live with the monitor problem. I just kept hooking up monitors until one worked. Really tired and frustrated I decided to watch a couple of You tube musicians that I really like. 16.04 seemed a bit faster than the windows when searching . I found a video and started to watch it. No sound in the right earpiece. I checked all the connections and they were OK. So I went into the Ubuntu sound properties. I did the right/left audio test. No audio on the right side. Hm. Oh well.. wait a minute .. I have the driver that doesn't work in Ubuntu.. so I didn't even try it. I could go on line and see if there is an update for it. No, wait a minute, I can't download anything without my password that I only know and Ubuntu forgot.
Problem solved!! I got rid of that crappy 16.04, formatted the drive, and installed XP again. Everything works great (as great as windows can) . I can even download any drivers I deed without a friggin password!
Am I a happy camper? NO. I wanted Ubuntu 16 to work. I really liked it until I had to use it.