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Old 02-05-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
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administrative programs ask for user password?

i'm a first time ubuntu user (all time suse).
i wonder, why that everytime i want to configure network,
or synaptic, or other "administrative" settings, it asks
me for my user password, and not for root password?
i've typed sudo passwd root, and change the root password
from the user password to root's own password, but the
program keep asking me user password. i'm affraid that
other users will be able to break the system.

thank you,
Old 02-05-2007, 05:11 AM   #2
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If you want the classical way of doing stuff, run visudo as root and disable the sudo settings/privileges for the admin group. After that logout and back in again and you should be prompted for roots password and not a users password when you run apps that require root privileges.


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