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Old 07-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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The fact that I am forced to enter my password at many tasks I want to accomplish is rediculous. Ticking the box remember does nothing.
Is there any way to tweak Pclinus to not bug for a password at every turn?I am beginning after a few hours with this system to see it may be over hyped. The simplest task become extremely difficult to accomplish like having to click 11 times to make a simple shortcut on the desktop.
I am going to stick with it though.
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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if you do not like security then go back and use XP as Administrator


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The fact that I am forced to enter my password at many tasks
then i guess you hate Vista and win7 also -- it has even MORE times where you need to


95% of the time i NEVER need to enter the root password for normal everyday things

but to install software YOU BET I WOULD want and NEED to .
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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if you do not like security then go back and use XP as Administrator



then i guess you hate Vista and win7 also -- it has even MORE times where you need to


95% of the time i NEVER need to enter the root password for normal everyday things

but to install software YOU BET I WOULD want and NEED to .
Well I thought this forum was here to help Linux users--NOT CRITICIZE. I stand by what I posted Mr. FWIIW 4404 poster. I have had to enter my password more times in the three days I have had Linux than the 12 years I have had a computer with Windows. Security can be overkill as it is with this OS.You must have got your first computer recently and that explains the rediculous statement you have posted.
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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You only need the password for system task, when you change system files, which is a good thing.
You can open a terminal, become root, and do whatever you want for the whole day, you only need to enter the password once.

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Old 07-02-2011, 04:52 PM   #5
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You only need the password for system task, when you change system files, which is a good thing.
You can open a terminal, become root, and do whatever you want for the whole day, you only need to enter the password once.

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You can open a terminal, become root, and do whatever you want for the whole day, you only need to enter the password once
Thanks. Can you tell me the code to accomplish that task?
 
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Open a terminal and type
Code:
su
give the password

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the code
Code:
su -
"su "root BUT with the current user $PATH in the current folder
"su - " root with full root $PATH in /root


but the gui rightly WILL ask for things like
installing software
changing NON user files
changing system files
mounting automounted partitions
normal everyday ADMINISTRATIVE tasks


in a normal day the ONLY times i have to type in my root password is
autoupdates has some updates
mounting the READ ONLY windows c drive so i can write to it ( mounted this way on purpose )
install something IF i had to build some software
Code:
./configure
make
su
-- root password when asked for---
make install
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #8
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OK. Thank you much.
 
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If the problem is solved, please mark the thread as such, using the thread tools.

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Old 07-02-2011, 05:50 PM   #10
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Kind regards
But the problem is not solved. typying su is not recognized as valid.
This I don't know what it means or what I am supposed to do with it.

u "root BUT with the current user $PATH in the current folder
"su - " root with full root $PATH in /root

Typed su - and it is not recognized as valid code.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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you might want to read up on some Linux basics
a bit old but still good for the terminal
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/

seeing as you say you are using the older Ubuntu10
http://www.ubuntu.com/support

or is is "PCLinuxOS "?
http://www.pclinuxos.com/
http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=12
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #12
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I am running PCLINUS KDE Version 4.6.4.
I think a group of programmers got together and dicided they would craft an OS that is so discombulated and disjointed that very few could learn how to navagate expertly if at all.
Even the shutdown is drawn out for what reason I can't imagine.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #13
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Typed su - and it is not recognized as valid code.
What do you mean with that? Which error-message do you get?

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I am running PCLINUS KDE Version 4.6.4.
There is no distribution with that name, please have a closer look at the name.

Since you seem to be very new to Linux and seem also to come with a Windows mindset to your new OS I would recommend to read this article.
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:54 PM   #14
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Hey billy,
Maybe you wouldn't want my advise, but considering that you are "brand new" to linux and are finding your current distribution a little difficult to manage, why don't you try something else. There are a number of other ones that are much easier than you say yours is. Ubuntu for example, or even Mint. They don't give you any trouble, and as everyone else here says, you may get a password prompt now and then, but that is only when you are doing something that requires administrative privileges.
I personally started on Mint and found it very easy. If you do want to try Mint go with the Mint 9 version or even Mint 10. Mint 11 is the newest release, but many users have complained about a few bugs, so lets leave that for some time.
 
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:22 AM   #15
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Hey billybob12, welcome to linux.
Linux takes a little getting used to, but when you are familiar with the os you will learn to appreciate it.
Yes you'll have to input passwords a few times ,but if it's a multi-user machine you'll apppreciate that your files are & system are protected from changes made by others.
Hope you enjoy your experience & you have help if you require it.
 
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