Editing xorg.conf to support a Wacom tablet, and permissions
eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Sun Oct 16 11:38:42 UTC 2005
On 16/10/05, Dave M G <martin at autotelic.com> wrote:
> > By default, the *first* user created has administrative privileges, so
> > that'd be *your* password.
> That is what I thought was the case. However, whenever I input my
> password, I get this response:
> su: Authentication failure
> I have gone over it a few times to make sure I'm putting in the correct
> Is there possibly some other reason why my authentication would fail?
> I understand I probably want to use "sudo", but I'd also like to know
> why this authentication is failing?
I would go back in this thread and actually *read* the link the
previous person gave you. You can't use su because the root account is
locked. You *need* to use sudo. You can use su after unlocking the
root account, but you're not going to get there from here. You need to
understand sudo first.
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