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Well Kubuntu does do a few strange things afterall!

Posted 06-25-2006 at 09:39 AM by bigjohn

Well, I've been happily using Kubuntu 6.06 - and have found a few "oddities".

It (the kubuntu) uses sudo for system management. Ok, got that, but I'm familiar with the more conventional root and user account system of long established linux wisdom.

Can I turn it (sudo) off ? Like fuck I can! I'm guessing that it was included as an aid to "ease of use", I just can't get used to it.

I have found a couple of possible solutions, but they're proving problematic to implement.

Plus, I've made a second user account for my partner. Now it so happens, that as she's a teacher, she often takes our digital camera into work, to photograph her "little cherrub's" in action - keeps OfSTED happy to have evidence of learning activities.

Anyway, I uploaded some pictures from the camera, and when I went to check them, I found that when I tried to select digicam from the menu, the whole taskbar/kicker/whatever it's called properly, just disappears.

Don't think it's a permissions thing, as she has the same groups selected in the User/Account manager facility. I also suspect that I'd have got some sort of warning or error, but I get nothing.

I've tried to look at the logs, but nothing jumps to mind and I don't really know what I'm looking for.

The sudo "thing" is starting to pray on my mind a little. I hate it, but if it's gonna be too much of an issue to do something about it, then if it's not carefull, then bloody Kubuntu will ed up "going".

I can't be arsed to have to dig for Britain, just to find the solution to what should 9logically) be an easy thing to correct.
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    sudo passwd root
    should allow you to log in as root like a normal distro. This is usually the first thing i do on an ubuntu install.
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by bigjohn bigjohn is offline


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