No Access to Network Tools

Bill Christiansen bill.christiansen at
Tue Nov 9 05:57:46 UTC 2004

You're right, it is looking for a root password rather than the sudo
one so you can either give yourself a root password by doing passwd
root in a root terminal or the better idea is to use the other
networking tool: Computer --> System Configuration  --> Networking.

On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 21:30:15 -0800, Ed Fletcher <ed at> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I'm trying to use the Network Tools: Applications menu >> System Tools
>  >> Network Tools.  Under the Devices tab (default), I'm selecting eth0
> for the Network device and pressing the Configure button.  It asks for
> the administrator password, I type in my password and it tells me that
> the password is invalid.  I'm typing in the correct password.  I've
> confirmed that it works with 'sudo su' and I've tried it about a dozen
> times now.  What is it asking for?  Does it want the root password,
> which doesn't exist on Ubuntu?
> Thanks for any guidance,
> Ed
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