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Old 10-31-2005, 01:39 AM   #1
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user priveliges for linux 2006

hello everyone,

i have a problem, whenever i open any of the settings of the configuration with the current user account (non-root), it always ask me for the root password and when i try to access the root folder, i dont have sufficient priveliges. i want to make the current user account into an administrator.




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Old 10-31-2005, 02:27 AM   #2
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When it says user name type 'root' and use the password you used for the root account when you installed linux.

Other than that no one can help you
Old 10-31-2005, 05:00 AM   #3
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first off, bad idea.

secondly, why? and why do you need access to /root?
Old 10-31-2005, 07:11 AM   #4
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in linux the administrator tasks are performed by the root user
you only become root if you want to install something or change/create a file
when you're just using your pc for ordinary stuff, you should become a normal user

if you want to become the root user, just type "su" in a console
becoming root in a desktop environment is very dangerous, because you can easily delete important files!

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