kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 28, Issue 11

Andrew Jarrett jarrett.andrew at gmail.com
Wed May 2 20:04:38 BST 2007


>su avg
>returned " Password:"
>which I put in, then it returned
>"su: Authentication failure
>Sorry"

>The password I used is my root user password which I understand one has
>to use to enable su

>I may have a faulty installation, I don't know, but for now, it's ok.
>I have so much configuration to do that this minor glitch can't be a
>priority.  The update was successfully installed,
>so I have the protection I need for now.

It is to my understanding that the root account is disabled by default from
logging in.  This would be why "su avg" had an authentication failure.  In
place of su, I use sudo (must be in front of every command that needs to be
run as root).

Andrew

On 5/2/07, WJ Seidl <wjsvt at sover.net> wrote:
>
> Matt:
> Thank you.
> sudo avg
> returned "command not found"
>
> kdesu avg
> returned "X error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 167
>         Major opcode: 144
>         Minor opcode: 3
>         Resource id: 0x0
> X error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 167
>         Major opcode: 144
>         Minor opcode: 3
>         Resource id: 0x0
> Failed to open device
> sh:
> avg: not found"
>
> su avg
> returned " Password:"
> which I put in, then it returned
> "su: Authentication failure
> Sorry"
>
> The password I used is my root user password which I understand one has
> to use to enable su
>
> I may have a faulty installation, I don't know, but for now, it's ok.
> I have so much configuration to do that this minor glitch can't be a
> priority.  The update was successfully installed,
> so I have the protection I need for now.
>
> The AVG GUI works fine for scanning, it is just the "update" button in
> the GUI that keeps denying me permission to update.
>
> Thanks again,
> Wayne
>
>
> > Subject:
> > Re: AVG antivirus update in Kubuntu
> > From:
> > Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu>
> > Date:
> > Wed, 02 May 2007 11:38:14 -0400
> > To:
> > Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >
> > To:
> > Kubuntu Help and User Discussions <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >
> >
> > WJ Seidl wrote:
> >> Thanks to all who responded to my problem.  I managed
> >> to get the update by opening a terminal window and using the sudo
> >> avgupdate -o command
> >> as suggested.  It still doesn't work in the GUI, but once I know (a
> lot)
> >> more about Linux
> >
> > As I said, you can run:
> >
> > sudo avg
> >
> > (or kdesu avg)
> >
> > and then you should be able to use the GUI.
> >
> > Matt Flaschen
>
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