Ubuntu 12.04 PAM_TALLY and Faillog - Very Strange Activity

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – So I have this strange problem. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and I have a problem with pam_tally and faillog. I have either a configuration issue or a bug. What is happening is this: 1. when I type: sudo synaptic , this opens up with a prompt to enter my password. I enter it, it accepts it and opens up synaptic. However, faillog counts this as a failure. The same goes for: gksu gedit filename, even if I enter the password correctly it's counted as failure and incremented accordingly. So after 3 of these I can't sudo anymore and if I log off and try to log back in, I can't. 2. the other weird part ab (HowTos)