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Old 12-16-2011, 02:34 AM   #16
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just edit visudo and uncomment %wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

Originally Posted by flamelord View Post
it is possible to configure sudo not to ask for a password for a certain user, that would remove the annoyance of having to enter a password while still not requiring logging in as root.
Old 12-16-2011, 03:26 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by RNanney56 View Post
If you don't want the GUI you can boot in to single user mode
Runlevel 3 would probably be better than single user mode.
Old 12-16-2011, 06:36 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Yes, as someone else has pointed out, though I've never done it.

It does sort of defeat the purpose of password protection.
But they want to have root access all the time. If they want to take that risk this is a good option
Old 12-16-2011, 06:39 AM   #19
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Also UNIX is a multiuser environment. Unlike Micro$oft os's which were originally built for one user the administrator.
Old 06-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by stripe View Post
Hi all

just a quickie on any good desktop distros that can be run as root? I am sick to death of having to enter passwords every time I want to make changes on MY MACHINE (its my hardware and I want it to do what I want, not what someone else thinks is the right thing to do)

preferably without the gnome 3.2 or kde desktop environments (no bling to get in the way just be useable/configurable)

two that I have tried are puppy linux (limited in available software) and slackware, (too big at a 4 gig download and above my linux level of expertise)


What you seem to want to do doesn't make a lot of sense. There is no reason to run as "root", and most of the user-friendly distros use sudo for a reason, to keep you from hosing the system by accident. Just clicking the wrong thing in a root environment can hose up the system. It sounds like you want to use a unix-like OS without any of the security advantages of said OS. It doesn't work that way. I'm not sure what you are trying to do all the time that requires root privileges, I can work all day and not have to enter a password.


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