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Old 03-14-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
E.M.P99
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whats the default root password


hi there, i got kubuntu up and runing. i thought this is the best thing in the world.........so i started exploring and tryed editing the packge list that was a no go i was in the konsole, i put in su then put in my pass but it didn't like it.

u see the problem is i never set a root pass at install

in konsole it won't take my usr pass

put when i'm loged in and when adept prompt me for root pass i can just use my usr pass

i'm confused
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
pljvaldez
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Ubuntu and Kubuntu use sudo by default. So if you want to edit a file, try: sudo gedit somefilename or use nano instead of gedit.

If you want to enable the root password, follow this guide.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
mrclisdue
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this topic is recent:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=424585


cheers,
 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
E.M.P99
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hey thanks pljvaldez. oh and ya i know that it was resent, i searched for it but u must no how picky forum search's are.
 
  


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