Originally Posted by pixellany
I don't understand why one would need to mess around with sudo on Fedora---just "su" to root......
It's one of the quirks of a given distro that not all of us know by heart. In Ubuntu, I know, there is no root account set up by default and you have to perform certain steps to set one up. sudo seems to be set up by default on buntu. I didn't know that Fedora worked like Debian and not like Buntu.
In the future I'll avoid trying to give advice to Fedora users to avoid these problems. I think there are good reasons (security related) for using sudo sometimes
rather than superuser (su) for operations such as the ones under discussion. In any event I apologise for the intrusion.