Question about root

Paul Sladen sounder at
Thu Sep 23 19:22:56 UTC 2004

On 23 Sep 2004 jeremy at wrote:
> When I click on Synaptic, for example, it prompts me for the roor
> password,

It is asking for *your* password, not the root password.  The root account
is disabled by default and the use of sudo encouraged.

Is there no safe way to travel?  Nottingham, GB

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