Originally Posted by pentode
To edit sudoers file, you must be logged in as root. The sudo documentation is pretty good - so you might want to check that again.
Just saying "it doesn't work" really does not give us much to go on.
Once you're in the sudoers list, when sudo asks for a password, it wants YOUR password, not root.
I know what you mean. I annot login as root. i have read documention stating not to it is a security risk in debian w/gui. When I enter any "sudo" command ex: "sudo apt-get update" it immediatly prompts for a password and it will not let me enter anything at all as a password. i know what password it wants. but it just wont let me input it.
this is what it says:
"laze@c-68-49-202-172:~$ sudo apt-get update
when i just try "apt-get update" it will say:
"laze@c-68-49-202-172:~$ apt-get update
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the list directory"