Ubuntu newbe password question ?

dave ubuntu at pusspaws.net
Sat Sep 24 20:21:25 UTC 2005


On Saturday 24 September 2005 21:09, Al Gordon wrote:
> 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.
> >
> > dave
>
> Hi, Dave
>
> 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.
>
> --
>
>   -- AL -

Ahh the red writing that I managed to miss ! Thanks for pointing that out

Dave 






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