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Old 10-31-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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No Root Password or Shutdown option - 9.10


I just installed 9.10 and the installation *never* asked for a root password. Also, once installed, no desktop icons anywhere, no Log Out or Shutdown menu items under System. I had to open a terminal, do the kiddie 'sudo shutdown -h now' to turn it off.

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-- Official documentation doesn't list 9.10 anywhere
-- On the Official web site for IRC channels, nothing is listed when clicked.

Perhaps the testing period should've been longer...

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Old 10-31-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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Ubuntu has disabled the root user since the beginning of time---or maybe I missed your question.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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I just installed 9.10 and the installation *never* asked for a root password. Also, once installed, no desktop icons anywhere, no Log Out or Shutdown menu items under System. I had to open a terminal, do the kiddie 'sudo shutdown -h now' to turn it off.

More items:

-- Official documentation doesn't list 9.10 anywhere
-- On the Official web site for IRC channels, nothing is listed when clicked.

Perhaps the testing period should've been longer...
To become root ad once sudo su enter
you're password enter
Did you check you're install media before installing ?
If you're media is OK and you can still get on the command line you can try to install a GUI using apt-get install
 
Old 10-31-2009, 12:06 PM   #4
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Ubuntu has disabled the root user since the beginning of time---or maybe I missed your question.

I didn't know that... Coming from other Distro's that haven't done that, you panic when you see root in the user editor, but type $su and it prompts for a password and always says fail.

I re-enabled it by using a system restore cd, using init=/bin/sh, remounting / as rw, issuing passwd, remounting / with ro and rebooting.

I have root again.

But, there what's still missing are the Log Off and Shut down Gnome menu items under System.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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To become root ad once sudo su enter
you're password enter
Did you check you're install media before installing ?
If you're media is OK and you can still get on the command line you can try to install a GUI using apt-get install
Gnome is installed and works fine, it's just missing the menu items Log Out and Shutdown from the System menu.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 01:31 PM   #6
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Gnome is installed and works fine, it's just missing the menu items Log Out and Shutdown from the System menu.
On the left side of the username at the taskbar you mis a icon ?
That icon is a option to logout shutdown and so on .
If you do not have that icon you can ad the option you want on that task bar.
Just go to that task bar wright on the mouse botton and at the options you
want.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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On the left side of the username at the taskbar you mis a icon ?
That icon is a option to logout shutdown and so on .
If you do not have that icon you can ad the option you want on that task bar.
Just go to that task bar wright on the mouse botton and at the options you
want.

That's what it was... It was missing. I added it back on and I can log off and/or shutdown now. Thanks!!
 
  


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