Ubuntu newbe password question ?
runlevel7 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 20:09:57 UTC 2005
On 9/24/05, ubuntu at pusspaws.net <ubuntu at pusspaws.net> wrote:
> On Saturday 24 September 2005 20:36, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> > On za, 2005-09-24 at 20:04 +0100, ubuntu at pusspaws.net wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Have just installed KUbuntu on spare HDD, all has gone well & very
> > > impressed but have a problem.
> > >
> > > I am still a bit thrown by the 'no root password' thing. I have made an
> > > account 'dave' and given a password while the system installed.
> > >
> > > I can login using these details so I know they are correct. I can even
> > > get a root shell with 'sudo bash' :) old habits die hard.
> > That is very unsafe, use sudo -i for a root shell.
> Thanks for that, 'sudo -i' works great - why is sudo bash so risky ?
> > > However when I try to access cups via http://localhost:631/ it asks for
> > > my name and password, I provide them and authentication fails. I only
> > > have one name and password on the system.
> > Cups needs a real password for the web administration, or you need to
> > adduser cupsys shadow.
> > > In addition if I start a terminal session, select the red root shell,
> > > enter my root password the shell immediately dissapears.
> > all menu entries use sudo and thus need your password and not a root
> > password.
> My error, when I said 'root password' I meant my normal 'dave' password.
> Entering this normal 'dave' password causes the app to apparently crash.
You don't need the web-based CUPS manager in Ubuntu. There's a nice
gui in System, Administration, Printing.
This is pointed out with red text at the top of the page when you
access CUPS' web interface in Ubuntu.
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