LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
CamelWide
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Ubuntu And Yahoo Messenger


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!

"Ubuntu 6.06 LTS The Dapper Drake"
 
Old 08-22-2006, 01:11 AM   #2
Eckstona
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu AMD64 6.10 Edgy Eft
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
I am pretty sure ubuntu uses sudo instead of su. I have kubuntu and it is like that. If that doesn't work, then I can't help.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 07:18 AM   #3
kenji
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 143

Rep: Reputation: 16
run the terminal in applications > system tools
then root terminal then type your password i
hope this helps| 3
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:08 PM   #4
mcmillan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: 30
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.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 07:26 PM   #5
CamelWide
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcmillan
Just so you know ubuntu comes with gaim, which can connect to yahoo messenger.
hahaha, man you saved the day! I didnt see the GAIM thing when I first installed this, I really dont need to install yahoo or anything else, thanks! but...


camelwide@Camelwide:~$ sudo root
Password:
sudo: root: command not f
ound

Thats what I get!

I have no idea why!
 
Old 08-22-2006, 08:24 PM   #6
ErrorBound
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Posts: 280

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamelWide

camelwide@Camelwide:~$ sudo root
Password:
sudo: root: command not f
ound

Thats what I get!

I have no idea why!
Try this:
Code:
camelwide@Camelwide:~$ sudo -i
Password: (now enter your normal user password)
This will give you a root prompt. But be careful, you can seriously screw things up as root. When you're root, make sure you know what a command will do before you type it.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:19 PM   #7
CamelWide
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErrorBound
Try this:
Code:
camelwide@Camelwide:~$ sudo -i
Password: (now enter your normal user password)
This will give you a root prompt. But be careful, you can seriously screw things up as root. When you're root, make sure you know what a command will do before you type it.
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!! It worked!
 
Old 09-04-2006, 05:32 AM   #8
Eckstona
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Distribution: Kubuntu AMD64 6.10 Edgy Eft
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
When your done with that, if want to disable the root account( I hear its good for security) type: sudo passwd -l root

As you can tell, i don't know how to make the code boxes.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you Ubuntu have Yahoo Messenger? kotlt Ubuntu 3 03-09-2006 12:56 PM
How can i use MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger in slack ware ruzvay Linux - Software 8 02-16-2006 01:42 PM
yahoo messenger please dred Mandriva 10 12-20-2004 10:21 AM
Instant messenger Chat Kopete mandrake linux yahoo and MSN messenger saurya_s Linux - Software 1 11-22-2003 02:05 PM
yahoo messenger ANU Linux - Software 1 09-29-2003 11:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration