[SOLVED] Re: SU Authentication failure
John at DMJ-Consultancy.co.uk
Sun Jun 15 20:56:22 UTC 2008
Phil Sexton wrote:
> John wrote:
>> Having just upgraded to Hardy Heron 8.04, I've been trying to use a
>> terminal window to su to change a configuration in /etc/bluetooth.
>> I keep getting an Authentication failure which I don't remember from
>> Version 7.
>> If I change a setting in, say, the network configuration using the
>> System -> Administration -> Network menu option, is asks for
>> authorisation and accepts my password.
>> Why does su not let me in?
> The root password is locked by default for security reasons, so sudo
> is the recommended way.
> You can set a root password, however by:
> sudo passwd
> To re-lock the root password:
> sudo passwd -l root
Thanks Phil - issue solved!
What didn't help is my hosts file had also picked up a domain name for
the local computer so sudo wouldn't resolve the local machine!
All sorted now, though!
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