Newbie --Admin access problem... HELP!!

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Sep 9 12:19:54 UTC 2005

Jim MacLeod wrote:

> Faithful John wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm a relative newbie who's been using the debian sarge.   I recently
>> have been trying to install kubuntu on my friends laptop.   She wants
>> to use linux as a primary system (she doesn't like micro$oft).
>> Anyway, when I was installing kubuntu off a disc, the network
>> connections did not set up properly.   Anyway, I have no connection to
>> the internet on that laptop and so I am having lots of trouble
>> updating the thing.   I dont even have admin acess.   I know it's a
>> bug,
> Not a bug, just log in under the username/password you used to set things
> up, open a console adn type "sudo -i" (without ""), press Enter/Return or
> whatever. It will ask for a password which is EXACTly the same one as you
> used to log in. Note, this does NOT work for any other user.

That's not what, imo, he asked.  

>From a console, use "kdesu kcontrol" to get into the KDE control center as
root.  That _is_ a bug, where every time you press the correct button to
get into "Administrator" mode, it takes you to the wrong page after you
give your password.

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