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Wed Mar 1 07:10:36 UTC 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Fletcher" <ed at fletcher.ca>
To: "Ubuntu Help and User Discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: newbie
> Paul Antuar wrote:
> > Tried 'my' password and it told me I didnt have
> > permission. Another time it told me
> > "Failed to run /usr/bin/update-manager as user root:
> > Child terminated with 1 status" when I double clicked
> > the icon in question. Thanks for your fast response by
> > the way.
> > Paul
> You said in your previous e-mail that you have a root password. Did you
> select 'expert' for your install? If you have a root account enabled
> (which normally isn't the case) perhaps you have to be logged in as root
> to run Synaptic. (I haven't done this myself.)
> Alternately, try opening a terminal and run either
> 'sudo apt-get update'
> or su to root and just 'apt-get update'.
> If sudo fails, check /etc/group to see that you are in the admin group
> and run visudo to confirm that /etc/sudoers is also correct. Have a
> look at the manual page for sudo for (many) more details.
> Ed Fletcher
> ed at fletcher.ca
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