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Old 02-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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Root Administrator password not working


I'm trying to install Skype on an Aspire One netbook, it shows the file in the downloads section but every time I click on it it asks for an administrator password. If I put this in the window closes and then comes up asking for it again a few seconds later, but if I put in the wrong password it gives me the option of changing it, but still won't allow me to run the programme - help!
 
Old 02-22-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Why not open a console as root then perform the install?
 
Old 02-22-2010, 02:35 PM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Why not open a console as root then perform the install?
Hi, I think I should mention I'm totally new to Linux, and have no experience of programming, could you explain that in the simplest terms possible please?=]
 
Old 02-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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Hi,

You should be able to open a terminal/console to then login as 'root' or use the 'sudo' command. You can locate the terminal via the desktop application launcher under the utilities or settings.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #5
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Hi,

You should be able to open a terminal/console to then login as 'root' or use the 'sudo' command. You can locate the terminal via the desktop application launcher under the utilities or settings.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Ok thanks for your help, I've had a go at it and copied what I got below - does this mean that I don't have an RPM system? And there also seemed to be an error with my password?

user@localhost Documents]$ sudo
usage: sudo -h | -K | -k | -L | -l | -V | -v
usage: sudo [-bEHPS] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] [VAR=value]
{-i | -s | <command>}
usage: sudo -e [-S] [-p prompt] [-u username|#uid] file ...
[user@localhost Documents]$ Password: <slc1010>
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline'
[user@localhost Documents]$ #rpm -Uvh skype-2.1.0.81-fc10.i586.rpm
[user@localhost Documents]$
[user@localhost Documents]$ $rpm-q rpm
bash: -q: command not found

Also I don't know if this is relevant but I was trying to start a software manager package using command $> xterm, which is supposed to work on my netbook and I get the response "no such file or directory"

Last edited by sachacz; 02-22-2010 at 03:37 PM.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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Hi,

Look at '24. Source and Binary Packages' chapter of 'RUTE'.

You need to get some background & understanding so that things will work for your system.


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 02-23-2010, 12:46 PM   #7
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Hi,

Look at '24. Source and Binary Packages' chapter of 'RUTE'.

You need to get some background & understanding so that things will work for your system.


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
I've tried installing from the terminal but I get either user app does not exist or no such file or directory, it also allows me to change the password in terminal, saying all authentication tokens updated successfully, but then when I try to use it it says there'sa token manipulation error - any suggestions?
 
Old 02-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #8
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[user@localhost Documents]$ Password: <slc1010>
I hope thats not your real password.
 
  


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