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Old 12-30-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
amordeastrum
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TOTAL NOOB... how do you get admin acces?


ok... im tired of windows as everyone else... and i heard
Ubuntu is great... so i used vmware and istalled linux...
and installation completed... it says to install vmware tool...
on the "guides" of my language. i need to get a admin privilige?.. or something like that.. and I HAVE NO CLUE!!! .....
help me plz TT the screen is like GeForce 4mx!!! when i have 8800!!
.... sorry.. just paniced there...
as i stated above im a TOTAL NOOB and i need you (the linux masters) to teach me.... i think all of you guys will know how i feel now.. (about to be freed but not quite free..)
and happy new year!
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
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There are two ways to get admin privileges:

You can log in as root.

You can log in under your user id. Open a terminal and at the command line type in the su command. The su command asks for your root password and then the user has admin privilages.

Happy New Year back at you.

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Steve Stites
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
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He installed Ubuntu. The default in ubuntu is to not enable su, but to instead use sudo.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
 
Old 12-30-2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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so..

to copy a file into "root" i have to.... mv what?



P.S. REAL noob alert...
P.S.S everytime i see sudo i read it psudo

Last edited by amordeastrum; 12-30-2007 at 06:40 PM.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 07:12 PM   #5
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Read this

Hi!

If you are really interested on using GNU/Linux, read this:

http://www.linuxcommand.org/

There you will find the answers to some of your questions.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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ahh

THX!
btw i just finished installing vmware tools
lol i feel so... knowledgefilled.. with 3 proper commands and few enters
 
Old 12-30-2007, 08:04 PM   #7
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one.. i ment two more questions..
is right mouse button not fungtionable(?..) in linux?
and.. nvm one questions..
 
Old 12-31-2007, 04:53 AM   #8
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Right mouse button should be functionable.

You are not going to get the true experience running via vmware. In my limited experience running XP on vmware hosted by linux is Okish, linux on vmware hosted by linux is slow but perhaps I couuld have set thing up better.

Be a devil and go for a proper install with dual boot.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 07:29 AM   #9
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yeh in my experiance virtulising anything is SLOW,
and i have a fast processor too,
(slackware running under qemu form ubuntu is painfull!)
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:26 AM   #10
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example :


sudo apt-get update

is the command for updating using apt-get...
to use the app apt-get you need root privilages(admin)..
by using sudo, its the same as su or root login but only runs that command and doesnt open a root server...
once you have type your command, you will be asked for password, typoe that and it will continue...

always read the information based on your distro and you shouldnt go wrong...
 
Old 12-31-2007, 11:38 AM   #11
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uhh sorry

Quote:
Originally Posted by arubin View Post
Right mouse button should be functionable.

You are not going to get the true experience running via vmware. In my limited experience running XP on vmware hosted by linux is Okish, linux on vmware hosted by linux is slow but perhaps I couuld have set thing up better.

Be a devil and go for a proper install with dual boot.
i ment middle ^^...

and i wanted to try before i set up multi booting...
and i think i will vmware is good.. but i think its not a real linux experience
 
Old 12-31-2007, 12:01 PM   #12
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The "admin" is disabled by default (i.e. root) In Ubuntu. To run administrative tasks from the command line you will have to use "sudo" (e.g. sudo apt-get install mplayer)

If you are using the GUI (and since you've said you are a "noob"; I'm sure you're using the GUI...nothing wrong with that); it will automatically ask you for your password every time you want to do an administrative task.

Google has some good information ( www.google.com/linux ); try searching from there (remeber the "/linux" when you type google.com )

If you are really interested in Ubuntu (and Linux in General) you can take a look at books for Ubuntu...

http://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-7-10-Li...9120362&sr=8-7

Some will argue with me saying that "you shouldn't learn with ubuntu"...But I think it's a good "beginner's distro"; Have Fun

-Custango

Something to think about: You won't have good experience installing it through VMWare

Last edited by custangro; 12-31-2007 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2007, 04:49 PM   #13
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middle button you will have to work with the X configuration.

if you mean scrolling, that is under the ZAxisMapping option; if you mean the button itself (as in clicking the middle button) that should work already; the default action in a lot of places is to paste what is selected elsewhere into the spot where you click. Or it will paste the "clipboard" buffer into the spot where you clicked.

search lq for "ZAxisMapping" or "middle button" for more info.
 
  


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