Ok so a friend of mine installed ubuntu server 10.10 32 bit on a older test system, he claimed his password wasn't working so I was convinced it was user error and he had a typo in his password. But just yesterday I installed ubuntu server 10.10 plus ubuntu desktop in that order on my fiance's computer and every time we have to use the syn something package program to install new stuff, our password doesn't work. Any time I install something using software center however, the password works fine.
Now I know it's possible that I had a typo in one of the passwords on my fiance's system, but I used the same password for the encryption and everything else to make it easy on her. I don't think I have a typo.
Is this a common issue with ubuntu? Am I missing something? What do you guys think?