sudo - adept manager (?)

David davidp540 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 02:52:41 BST 2008


Bewdy <aussie for great>, thanks for that - whew not user error!!

David

On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Cary Bielenberg <cary at bielenberg.id.au>
wrote:

>  David,
>
>          There is a problem with Kubuntu at present where the password
> required is the root password not your elevated password. If you do a sudo
> passwd root & setup the root password (not recommended) it will use the real
> root's password. One problem at the moment if you are using intrepid is
> adept will crash soon after you put in the password anyway L
>
>
>
>
>
> Cary
>
>
>  ------------------------------
>
> *From:* kubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:
> kubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] *On Behalf Of *David
> *Sent:* Sunday, 6 July 2008 11:35 AM
> *To:* Kubuntu Help and User Discussions
> *Subject:* Re: sudo - adept manager (?)
>
>
>
> I get the following dialog box when I run Adept Manager:
>
> "You will not be able to change your system settings in any way (install,
> remove or upgrade software), because this application needs special
> administrator (root) privileges. Please run it as root or through kdesu or
> sudo programs to be able to perform these actions"
>
> Confused.
>
> On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 11:29 AM, Wulfy <wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>
> David wrote:
> > Sorry if this seems obvious but being new to the wonderful world of
> > Ubuntu could you let me know the correct way to run Adept Manger under
> > "root".  I understand the command sudo does that under Terminal but I
> > don't understand the form of the command.
> >
> > My objective is to fetch updates by using Adept Manager but I need to
> > run it as "root".  I am using Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron.
> >
> > I have Admin rights as a user on the system.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David
> >
> > <smart tag line left off as I couldn't find anything to say!>
>
> Doesn't clicking on the menu item for Adept bring up the password
> dialogue?  There should be no need under normal circumstances to run a
> graphical program from the terminal and those that need to be run as
> root should automatically do so.
>
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>
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