Smedley, Thank you for the link to the book about the kernel. I did help me with some things.
On page 29, it says that you should use "sudo", and that depending on how sudo is set up that you will either enter in your password or the root password. I am new to using "sudo", and want to have it so that you enter the user password and not the root password. When I tried to use "sudo", then I get it asking me for: Enter root password:
How can I change it so that it will be only asking for the user password? I already tried to edit the /etc/sudouser file and added the user name to it, but it still asks for the root password. This is on KDE 3.5, Opensuse.