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v3rb0 06-01-2003 02:26 PM

problems with su
 
sou my slackware don't like su, where to dig for porblem cause?

problem is:
# su
# pasword: ******
# initgroups: Operation not permitted

thnx.

XavierP 06-01-2003 02:49 PM

The # symbol means you are already root. You are trying to be root twice - a super duper super user, if you will!

I suspect that is not allowed.

If you are in a console within the gui, type exit when you need to return to normal user. Or logout and login as normal user.

iceman47 06-01-2003 02:54 PM

you won't be prompted for a passwd when using su as superuser in normal cases.
I think you have to choose a passwd for your root.
type passwd

raid517 08-01-2004 07:45 AM

I have exactly this problem too, except my prompt looks like this:

sh-2.05b$

I added myself to the wheel group so I could have root access - but it still won't play ball. What's going on?

GJ


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