I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Sudo doesn't usually need any setting up except in sudoers file (use visudo for that).
Sorry i should have been more verbose, i mean that as root on a raw console (ie outside of x) i edited the sudoers file using visudo.
My .profile simply contains my $PATH at the minute.
At the raw console i can switch between tty's and login and su to root no problem, even sudo works.
Thanks for the input dive.
Iv slept on didiers idea abit and think it actually be on the money - if the installer only sets the keyboard to the uk keymap while installing then as soon as im in x (which is now self configuring as of slack 13) it would not map the non alpha numeric keys properly, so all my long winded complex passwords would fail. This is the first time iv been bitten by having too strong a password!
Does anyone know what the installer does with the keymap post installation? I would have assumed it would be written into the installed systems configuration? Also, apart from didier, from my digging around i seem to be an isolated case with this problem, so either its not the keyboard, or its such an obvious correction no slack user has ever had to post about it
Ill try that tonite regardless, thanks again for the input folks.