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Seems like I have a bit of a problem except the last one...
I was trying to install the latest ATI-drivers for my 9600 Atlantis GPU so I downloaded the drivers, and so far, so good.
But when I tried to run the setup from a terminal, it said I didn't had the access.
Well, I used my brain and choosed the "Root-Terminal" from the upper panel.
Everything seemed to be OK and linus@AMD64 had been changed to root@AMD64.
BUT, the problem with the access still remained. As far as I know, and which I'm pretty sure about, I wrote ONE password during the installation of the dist (Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog) when I could add user accounts. And that password does not match the "root" account. But as I said above, it looks like I can reach the root@AMD64-thing through the Root-terminal.
Perhaps there is no root-account in Ubuntu? Or the one I created with username and password during the installation is set as a root? Well, I don't know by myself, and I'm sure I didn't choose any root password by myself during the setup.
Ubuntu uses sudo to allow a normal user administrative privileges. Thus the traditional UNIX 'root' account is disabled (i.e. it is not possible to log in as root). All the graphical configuration utilities use sudo by default. Thus when Synaptic or something similar asks you for a password, it is asking for your password.
The first user created is part of the admin group, which can use sudo. Any users created after that is not by default. It is recommended that all users of Ubuntu use sudo, as it provides clear benefits to security.
to explain further:
to run commands simple put sudo in front of commands that will need root privileges.
Last edited by franzfranz; 06-13-2005 at 02:22 PM.
I tried the no-pass alternative recently, without any success, but I'll try toor as soon as possible.
But if it's just like you said, there's ALWAYS a root account?
I've already made a search at Ubuntu's documentations for deafult passwords, without success, but I'll try your way
Is there any way to change it later on, from the console?
I don't get it
I thought I only had to run the RPM-package from the GUI, but then File Roller starts, and I can extract it to different folders, followed by the error message that I can't extract the files there.
Hey! I'm just a n00b! apt-get, .deb and stuff like that are chinese to me
And the drivers from ati.com are only shared as RPM as far as I can see.
And yes, File Roller is just for compressed files, that's why I think it shouldn't open it
So, If I've downloaded all files from ATI.com, what's next? None of them works as a want them to
The RPM won't extract itself, just appear in File Roller, and the ATI-script won't run, the terminal just shows me the code