Vote for new Ubuntu Feature

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Thu Jan 11 23:13:38 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "alex" <aradsky at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions" 
<ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: Vote for new Ubuntu Feature

: mtyoung wrote:
: >Not being able to login as root user in Ubuntu is a pain.
: >
: >The feature I propose is that every time Ubuntu won't let you do
: >something because you're not the root user or owner of something, it
: >should give you the opportunity to enter your password.
: >
: >Some features do that now. Make it universal.
: >
: >
: >
: >
: >
: Addressing the problem of editing and then saving changes to an
: unsavable menu.list, change its permissions before attempting to do the
: save, thusly
: sudo chmod go+rw /boot/grub/menu.list
: (If asked for a password, enter your user password).
: 'sudo' gives the ordinary user the ability to perform as root for this
: one command.

I am not Linux illiterate, I have used Mandrake 8.2 and 9.1 for about three 
years on my old box.  In Mandrake you just add the root to the list of login 
users in the control panel. Root would show up on login then.  I take it 
that Ubuntu doesn't have this feature?

I rarely used this feature.  Command line has always been my friend.  Much 
faster too.  Or so it always was for me than trying to change users. 

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