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Old 04-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Disabled password prompt, now cannot download apps

I just installed Bodhi and was reading a pdf that stated it is best to undo password requests.

gksudo leafpad /etc/sudoers

Then I entered:
#Turn off requirement for password

I then saved and restarted. Now when I try to download anything, nothing happens. I am very, very new at this, so it may be working fine, I just don't know where to find the downloaded apps.

I tried to back into the etc leafpad and could not get in.

Old 04-15-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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Turning off passwords is a bad idea. It gives anyone who accesses your machine complete administrative access. I would be skeptical of any advice in that PDF file. As a new user, it might be best to do some research before following advice that results in significant system changes.

Also, it is best to edit the sudoers file with visudo, which is a special editor just for the purpose.

You could try this to whether you can undo the change to sudoers: sudo visudo. Failing that, you could try

sudo su
but that is a complete shot in the dark.

Why this would affect your ability to download files is puzzling; it might help to know what the downloads were. To look for them, try opening up the file manager (I forget which one Bohdi uses) and looking in your home directory; perhaps there is a subdirectory named "Downloads." If you downloaded them with Firefox, that application likes to default to putting downloads in a Downloads directory.

Last edited by frankbell; 04-15-2014 at 07:20 PM.
Old 04-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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I am going to re-install

Thanks for your help. I am going to try to re-install the OS and start over.


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