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Old 02-12-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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how can su - under kubuntu

how can I su - in kubuntu.
It asks me for passwd and I only have one which am using for sudo. but It tells me that is the wrong passwd.

Old 02-12-2006, 08:01 AM   #2
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You don't "su -" in K/Ubuntu. There's no root user. Everything is done via sudo.
Old 02-12-2006, 08:33 AM   #3
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if you want to be able to su, first go to a command prompt
and type: "sudo passwd" w/o the quotes, then type your new password.

then you should be able to su...

hope this helps,
Old 02-12-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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If also plan to use kdesu, then add the lines below to your /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/default/share/config/kdeglobals or ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals.
When I installed Kubuntu for a friend, I even went as far as disabling the admin groups privileges to run all commands using sudo.


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