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Old 10-08-2009, 06:28 PM   #1
papawdalton
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Question Never ending password authentication


It doesn't make any difference what distro I'm trying, every one will ask for a password to authenticate software installation or a host of other things, and most of the time offer a check box to save the password so you wont have to enter it again, but it never works, it keeps asking for the password and offering to save it. Am I the only one that's had this experience, and is there a solution, or is it something that just is the way it is?

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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oh thats one of the thing that irritates me about linux
your not the only way
 
Old 10-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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The way it is...

Many will be ready to explain to you that the practice of using two layers of access to Linux is both wise and prudent. You may of course always log on to your system as root, with immediate access to do and change anything on the system. The risk and responsibility is yours.

I will be ready to explain to you that the practice of using Blue Capital Letters in your posting is neither wise nor prudent if you expect more co-operation than antagonism in response to your complaint.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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large or all capital letters is like shouting
@thorkelljarl
i am logging in more and more as root i am root almost all the time now
because i am tierd of it asking for password
 
Old 10-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #5
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This is one of the reasons that Linux is more secure and stable. Installing software is an administrative task that could put at risk any OS, that is why it should be perform only as root.
It a very small annoyance compare to the benefits.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 10:20 PM   #6
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i dont see the benfits and also windows has that and i disabled it
because i install like 1-3 softwares a day
 
  


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