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David Underhill 11-04-2009 11:28 AM

Tried to Install Flash Plugin but says "Authenticating as Root" password required
 
I am a total newbie to linux. have an Acer Aspire one with Linpus Linux Lite. Have downloaded the flash plugin ver 10 rel i386.rpm but when I open it I get the message "You are attempting to run"system-installation packages" which requires administrative priveleges, but more information is needed in order to do so. Authenticating as "root" Then it asks for a password. I cannot get past this point. Any ideas?

ammorais 11-04-2009 11:34 AM

If you bought Acer Aspire one with linux pre-installed you must have the root password in the vendor documents.
Check the documents that came with your notebook.

fakyhack 11-04-2009 01:18 PM

RE:
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by David Underhill (Post 3744370)
I am a total newbie to linux. have an Acer Aspire one with Linpus Linux Lite. Have downloaded the flash plugin ver 10 rel i386.rpm but when I open it I get the message "You are attempting to run"system-installation packages" which requires administrative priveleges, but more information is needed in order to do so. Authenticating as "root" Then it asks for a password. I cannot get past this point. Any ideas?

try this dude !!!!

>cd /
>su
>passwd
{change it to a new password }

scottro11 11-04-2009 01:27 PM

Unless Linpus has changed, I don't think it has a root password.
It has one user, named acer or something similar, that has unlimited privilege with sudo and no password necessary--that is, if you run sudo <command>, you don't have to type a password.

Try

sudo rpm -Uvh <package_name>.rpm

This should install it. The U means upgrade if an older version is already installed, v is verbose and h means print a hash as it's installing, the pretty little ####### thingies.

David Underhill 11-05-2009 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottro11 (Post 3744522)
Unless Linpus has changed, I don't think it has a root password.
It has one user, named acer or something similar, that has unlimited privilege with sudo and no password necessary--that is, if you run sudo <command>, you don't have to type a password.

Try

sudo rpm -Uvh <package_name>.rpm

This should install it. The U means upgrade if an older version is already installed, v is verbose and h means print a hash as it's installing, the pretty little ####### thingies.

Thanks for the advice. I did a fresh install and now all is well apart from the keyboard is set to Us layout. The " and @ keys are crossed over. I have tried setting the input language to UK in the "Global Setup" but no change. Any ideas?

scottro11 11-05-2009 06:36 AM

It's a command I always forget--I use a US keyboard and !#Crunchbang has a UK one--where do you guys have the pipe key?

setxkbmap gb

is what you want, I think.

Not sure how you'd make it global on Linpus though. Maybe put it in /etc/rc.local?

(That is, at the end of the file type

setxkbmap gb

If there is an rc.local, not even sure--I haven't played with Linpus in over a year.


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