To sudo or not to sudo (was Re: Installing nVidia Drivers)

Vram lamsokvr at
Fri Nov 18 21:03:41 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 10:04 -0700, Scott wrote:
> Cliff Pankonien wrote:
> > from a root window, do apt-get install binutils . that will install it
> > wherever it needs to be. you can also use synaptic if you prefer a gui,
> > either one _should_ work...i still can't get used to the sudo thing, so
> > i set up a root password so that i can open a root term session if i
> > need to...obviously you could sudo apt-egt install binutils and get the
> > same result.
> >
> Please don't confuse the masses with this.  Many Linux newbies may have
> no idea what you mean since Ubuntu doesn't give you root access by
> default.....

We shouldn't confuse the masses with information.   So they can make an
informed choice???

Just my $0.02


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