I m trying to ssh my rpi from ubuntu terminal and I get permission denied(publickey,password).

The password is correct and I still get this error.

Even so, when I try connecting from putty on windows, it works fine.

Antoher weird thing, I ve set up a static ip address for the pi to connect from putty, but on Ubuntu it only works with the default ip address, not the static IP.


  • Are you sure you use the right user name (default pi) when using ssh?
    – Jos
    Feb 20, 2018 at 11:23
  • Yes, the default username. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:35
  • I even tried with ssh root@ip. Still same problem. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:35
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    Try ssh -v -v pi@host to get some more debugging info.
    – Jos
    Feb 20, 2018 at 11:37
  • Connection is established on port 22, then key_load_public no such file, then public key, host is known, then auth method password. I enter the password, access denied.. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:49

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Maybe someone encounters this issue again near time soon, so I will post my solution.

After many tries and many blogs/tutorials/documentation I ve read, nothing seemed to work. So I just unplugged the ethernet cable, put the rpi on a screen and did the following

  1. $sudo apt-get install openssh-server openssh-client
  2. $ifconfig after the $ifconfig command you will get a list with eth0, lo, wlan0 I noted the ip address from the wlan0 part
  3. ssh user@wlan0ipaddress
  4. amazing, ssh over Wi-Fi, no cables, life is good.

Thanks everyone for their support so far. Wish you an amazing life.

  • But how do you explain that you could ssh from Windows?
    – Jos
    Feb 20, 2018 at 22:02
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    before reinstall next time you might want to read the logfile first (should be /var/log/auth.log), ssh shows pretty detailled why a login fails
    – Fabian
    Feb 20, 2018 at 23:11
  • @Jos I wish I could. On the windows I took laptop s ip from ipconfig and then set a static ip on the raspberry by changing the last 2 digits. I tried using that ip on the ubuntu as well, did not work. I would add this to the wonders of the 21st century. Feb 21, 2018 at 17:52

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