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Hello, this is my 1st post, I recently installed ubuntu on my hard drive, and I was trying to install yahoo messenger, but I was reading the instructions on the yahoo page and it asks me to log in as root, I've tried the SU thing and when its asking for password wont take mine, nor a blank password, so I really have no idea how to make it work! Thanks in advance!
Eckstona is right that ubuntu uses sudo. If you don't know how this works, you type sudo before any command that needs to be executed as root. When it asks for a password use your user password. If you want to have a normal root password you can set this by typing sudo passwd. Use the user password, then set the new root password.
Just so you know ubuntu comes with gaim, which can connect to yahoo messenger.