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Old 08-29-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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he im new with linux but i love it..............................


but the thing is that i dont understand a lot of things.....like my sudo password? WTF? what is that? can someone give me an advice in how to install programs? how to use them?

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Old 08-29-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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wow

I just went away for a moment to find a thread, and when I return, someone better than me has already helped you. That's life in the big forums, I guess!

here it is, though it may not help as much as the previous post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=sudo+password

I might also add that there is a Ubuntu section on this forum. Look under 'Distributions' to find it.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 12:31 PM   #4
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Also

"Download the Linux Starter Pack" http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack

The Unofficial Ubuntu Guide http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty
 
Old 08-29-2009, 12:33 PM   #5
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Welcome, I hope you have a lot of fun
The Ubuntu forums are very helpful for new people, and many communities are quite good about answering questions. There are still some jerks around, but don't let them dissuade you.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 12:36 PM   #6
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Welcome to LQ.

Although I'm not really a sensitive type, please try to pay attention to the words that you're using. Not everybody will appreciate rough language.

For future posts, please post the distro and version (e.g. Ubuntu 9.04) that you're using when you're asking a question. Not all distros are the same and you might get wrong advice.

And to answer (part of) the question: the sudo password is your normal user password.

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Old 08-29-2009, 12:45 PM   #7
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thanks but the thing is that i would try to type it but...

it wouldn't work for some reason

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Old 08-29-2009, 12:56 PM   #8
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i try to type it but i does not work

does not work my user password does not work i just try i wouldn't even give where to type it
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:05 PM   #9
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did not work

i does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cuz i try doing it ans i wouldnt even type it.........why??????????????????????????????????





QUOTE=Wim Sturkenboom;3662131]Welcome to LQ.

Although I'm not really a sensitive type, please try to pay attention to the words that you're using. Not everybody will appreciate rough language.

For future posts, please post the distro and version (e.g. Ubuntu 9.04) that you're using when you're asking a question. Not all distros are the same and you might get wrong advice.

And to answer (part of) the question: the sudo password is your normal user password.[/QUOTE]
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #10
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You don't see the password when you type it (for security reasons).
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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Quote:
i does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cuz i try doing it ans i wouldnt even type it.........why??????????????????????????????????
Please give relevant info when you ask a quesion.
Stop using !!!!!!!!!!and ?????????????
 
Old 08-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #12
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You're not texting to your buds on your cell phone here.
People from all walks of life, age groups, male and female frequent LQ.

Sudo gives you, the user, "Super User" [aka admin] privileges by using your ordinary user password.
On some distro's the privilege has to be added manually.
You won't use it until you're performing a function normally reserved for su,, the super user.
You won't see your password being typed because that's a security measure to prevent others from looking over your shoulder when you type your password.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #13
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Actually, su = substitute (or switch) user, not 'Super User'; that's an urban myth.
http://linux.die.net/man/1/su
It's often used by root (the real super user) during boot and some cron jobs to run a cmd as a another user eg Oracle startup.
 
  


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