Default sudo password
I had a hard time finding this! When you open a terminal (or get an adb shell), you're the user "phablet". In the past the default password was "phablet" or "ubuntu". But with the latest UBports it'll be your screen unlock PIN (or, apparently, password, but I used the PIN option).
I'm posting this here in the hopes that somebody looking for this answer will find it quickly!
Flohack last edited by
@vandys Sorry to demotivate you, but the terminal / root password was always the screen unlock PIN at least on my BQ E5 xD
Same here with my E5 and M10''s or at least it was when I downloaded file manager and wanted to go in the root. When I first read this I was not sure if I was missing something.
I was basing on:
but if my posting seems too lame, please just have an admin delete it, NP.
@vandys I am always under the impression that no question is ever lame. If you are unsure about something, this is the place to ask it and no one should look down on you for taking the time to ask it. I ask loads of questions that more technical people may think are lame, but for me I do not understand it, so I ask
ichibrosan last edited by
Thanks @vandys That was just what I was looking for. I am a new UBports user with a PinePhone and I am just getting my bearings.
Long: sudo always asked for the password of the logged in user who uses sudo. The user has to be in a sudo privileged group to use sudo.
Short: your own password.
I always got an error message when running commands with sudo on my ubuntu touch device (Volla Phone).
Then I decided to connect via SSH out of curiosity and the login just worked fine with the device PIN.
So the problem was related to the input method on that device.
Just for completeness, maybe this helps some users that wonder why sudo fails.
AppLee last edited by
This issue seems to be specific to the volla phone.
It works fine with my N5.
@ubports-user Works fine with Vollaphone for me. Cant complain.