Originally Posted by jschiwal
The problem isn't the sudo command. The root account is disabled. You don't need to disable sudo, just follow the instructions for enabling the root account. Using sudo isn't that hard though. If this is a second user account, you will want to make yourself a member of the "wheel" group and use "visudo" to edit the sudoers file.
You could also try, "sudo /bin/bash". I don't know if this will work however. Another thing to try is "kdesu konsole".
Using sudo might not be that hard, but I don't want to use it at all. I much prefer to have the sytem set so that any "admin mode" stuff requires the root password.
Some of the dialogue boxes that ask for a password won't accept the root password, only the user password of whichever user account the system is logged into at the time.
Sure, I understand that sudo has been used in the distro to "add" ease of use (well that's how it appears to me), but I don't want anyone else to be able to carry out admin functions, theres just too much that can be screwed up - I know, because it's usually me that screws it up
It's a bit irritating that it's only these minor "problems", but it's starting too really wind me up! - I suspect that in the near future, it'll annoy me to the point that I uninstall the Kubuntu completely - which I'd rather not do as it does seem very competent. As I say, just small annoyances.
I did change the groups thing, so that I'm in the "wheel" group as well, and had a look at the sudoers file with visudo, but couldn't work out what I might need to change. The "sudo /bin/bash" that you suggested worked fine. The "kdesu konsole" not so - but I don't understand what the difference would be.
So any other suggestions as to what I might need to change to disable sudo or just to make it so that only the root account can administrate the system would be very much appreciated.