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Old 06-01-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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Question problems with su


sou my slackware don't like su, where to dig for porblem cause?

problem is:
# su
# pasword: ******
# initgroups: Operation not permitted

thnx.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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The # symbol means you are already root. You are trying to be root twice - a super duper super user, if you will!

I suspect that is not allowed.

If you are in a console within the gui, type exit when you need to return to normal user. Or logout and login as normal user.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 02:54 PM   #3
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you won't be prompted for a passwd when using su as superuser in normal cases.
I think you have to choose a passwd for your root.
type passwd
 
Old 08-01-2004, 07:45 AM   #4
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I have exactly this problem too, except my prompt looks like this:

sh-2.05b$

I added myself to the wheel group so I could have root access - but it still won't play ball. What's going on?

GJ
 
  


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