ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Jun 1 14:20:33 UTC 2015
On Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:14:30 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>On Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:47:51 -0400, Mike Holstein wrote:
>>On Monday, June 1, 2015, Grant Burton <bbbabynet at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I got in as root, I just had to create a root password first.
>>> to get my TV card to work I need to do this
>>> sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf
>>> options saa7134 card=43 tuner=69
>>> sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf
>>> sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf
>>> in other versions of Studio there was no need to be root but in Wily
>>There's no need in this version. Those commands do not require root.
>>You run the sudo commands as the normal user. You don't need to enable
>>the root account. You don't need a root password.
>Very seldom there is the need to have a root account. An exception is
>e.g. to list directories of another user with (or likely also without)
>a freakish home by a script.
>$ grep "su" /usr/local/bin/openbox-profile | grep -v echo
> su -c "ls -hAogdvp
>--color=$lscolor /.chuser/.home/.jwm* /.chuser/.home/.config/Trolltech.conf* /.chuser/.home/.config/fbpanel /.chuser/.home/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini* /.chuser/.home/.config/lxpanel /.chuser/.home/.config/openbox* /.chuser/.home/.gtkrc-2.0* /.chuser/.home/.rocketmouse/openbox-jwm-profile"
>Another issue could be related to this:
>$ id ; echo $USER
>rocketmouse $ sudo -i
># id ; echo $USER
>root # logout
>]# id ; echo $USER
>In most cases there's no need to have a root account.
>For the second example, simply don't let your scripts test $USER, but
>$(id -u), resp. $(id -un) instead.
Note, for the second example not having a root account isn't an issue
either, just for compatibility reasons you need to care about it, since
a root account could become an issue.
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