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Old 12-06-2007, 11:15 AM   #1
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Question Multi Linux problems - including password problems etc!


Right, first of all i would just like to say that i have been having some problems with linux (Kubuntu). And i'm also sorry for the multiple topics in one post (Just really don't have the time to make 4-5 posts :] ) Problems inc the following:

1)

When i type 'su' in the terminal, the password i enter is always said to be wrong, even though i have all admin rights, and my password was correct. I've also tryed changing my password and using that one, but nothing.

2)

When i try and get a program through either apt-get (via terminal) or on the pre-installed kubuntu adept manager, it simpily cant find any of the programs i need.

3)

I'm trying to install compiz fusion, i have the files downloaded, from there site... i just need to know what to next, and being an windows user by default, i'm used to just download, click, install, play..

Which seems to be far from the case on linux. I've been told multi ways, some works for one thing and another, but not for the rest... some of these include: in terminal, adding ''install'' then adding the url of the install file. And another told me to right+click, and make it into a executable, then trying to click it.

4) Used to Teamspeak RC2 on windows, i thought i would download it onto linux hearing there was a Linux version, so i installed it, opened, went on a server and i was set to mute-sound and mute-mic, and i cant change it, i've messed around with ALL the sound settings, and sound drivers, nothing.

Thanks to anyone that does read this :] and if you just know that answer to one question but not the other please put something like "2) ohh ok yes this is..."

I'm also a user of msn, so if anyone that has the time to not mind me sending the odd message of "excuse me, how do i do this?" would be great too (pm me if so)

Thanks again :]
 
Old 12-06-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokerjake View Post
Right, first of all i would just like to say that i have been having some problems with linux (Kubuntu). And i'm also sorry for the multiple topics in one post (Just really don't have the time to make 4-5 posts :] ) Problems inc the following:

1)

When i type 'su' in the terminal, the password i enter is always said to be wrong, even though i have all admin rights, and my password was correct. I've also tryed changing my password and using that one, but nothing.
Ubunut by default doesn't have a root password, which is what
you'd need to be able to su. What you want to do is
sudo -i

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokerjake View Post
2)

When i try and get a program through either apt-get (via terminal) or on the pre-installed kubuntu adept manager, it simpily cant find any of the programs i need.
Which repos are enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list?



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-06-2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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For 1, kubuntu uses sudo instead of setting up a root account with a separate password. To run a command with root privileges you do:

$ sudo <command>

after which you will be prompted for a password. At the prompt type in your ordinary user password and the command will run with root privileges.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 11:53 AM   #4
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Nothing is in it. and its called sources.list.d
 
  


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