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Old 08-07-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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when i excute su and password im gettin an authorization error


but iknow what teh password is i made it , how can i do something to get this workin
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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In order to use su you need to meet the following requirements:

- you're in the sudoers: check out /etc/sudoers
- you've got a permission to execute the program with sudo that you're trying to; this is configured in the above file too
- you're in the sudoers group
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by b0uncer
In order to use su you need to meet the following requirements:

- you're in the sudoers: check out /etc/sudoers
- you've got a permission to execute the program with sudo that you're trying to; this is configured in the above file too
- you're in the sudoers group
This is true if you're using sudo, NOT if you use su.

For using su, you have to use the root password, not your user account password.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:10 AM   #4
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Not sure about Mandrake, generally you have to be a member of wheel group.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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i cannot get access to that either
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:21 AM   #6
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check /etc/pam.d/su (or any other file that specifies PAM authz/authn criteria for su.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:24 AM   #7
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where can i setup a root password , cause i think i might have only made a login password or soemthing im not sure really confused how can i get all this straightend out appreciate all the help so far
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:27 AM   #8
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i cant even change dir , only go down like whts already inside where i am which is only a downloaded thing, my current dir is adamf4i@adamf4i-laptop:~
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:28 AM   #9
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using kubuntu btw
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:33 AM   #10
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su authentication failure

i am using ubuntu.my login password (which works with sudo)does not work with su.
i get an error saying something like wrong password.
i read on the ubuntu forum that i need to set root password and root account to do this.
plz guide on howto do this.
thnx.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:38 AM   #11
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http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#H..._user_password
 
Old 08-07-2006, 10:43 AM   #12
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thx for all the help everyone
 
Old 08-07-2006, 10:52 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by myates1980
im gettin

sudo: timestamp too far in the future: Aug 6 18:33:47 2006
 
  


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