I use Debian mostly so I am used to using "su" or "su -" to get super-user permissions. but I am going to be installing ubuntu hardy on a laptop to try to get my parents to switch to linux so I can get rid of windows in my house, just easier for me to be a systems admin of the house when I use that operating system
. Will what reddazz said switch from using the user password for admin programs like synaptics, and use just the root password so I can install right on my parents accounts and not have to log on, locally or remotely, and install as it is more time consuming.
Originally Posted by reddazz
To have a proper root account in Ubuntu or Kubuntu, do
If using Kubuntu, you can fix the su or kdesu problem by editing /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/default/share/config/kdeglobals and adding the lines below
Once you have done that, you can get rid of sudo by running visudo and commenting out the privileges that allow users in admin to run all commands on the system.
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