Could not run "su" -> network-admin

Tchize tchize at
Thu Sep 14 09:26:17 UTC 2006

That's because 'su' switch you to user 'root' and, by default, in ubuntu
the root account is deactivated. All administration operation should use
To activate root account:
sudo bash
<type a new root password>

now su should work and you can log in as root too.

Riaan Schoeman a écrit :
> Hi,
> I'm abit stuck, and I've been google'ing for an answer to my question,
> but was unable to find the answer, and would really appreciate some help
> with this :
> When I open up network-admin, and try to change some settings in there,
> like setting up a new location, it fails with the message :
> Could not run "su"
> Check that you have permissions to run this command
> I've run it from command line, run it with sudo, run it with gksudo, run
> it with gksu, switched to root, nothing works, it keeps coming back with
> that message. I know i cant setup the network on command line, but its
> frustrating me that I do not know why this is happening!
> Thanks,
> Riaan

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list