how to log in as root on desktop

Scott Stevenson scott at ecubyx.com
Tue Nov 30 09:57:24 UTC 2010


On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 03:04:28PM +0530, yatheesh y wrote:
> i am new to ubuntu
> 
> When i am installing ubuntu i have entered password what is that ?
> 
> how can i get root privilages without login as root
> 
> thank you

The password you entered when you installed Ubuntu was for your user
account (Ubuntu doesn't set a root password [1]). If you want to execute
a command with root privileges, prefix the command with `sudo'. For
example, to execute the command `foo' as the current user you'd type

    $ foo

into the terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). To execute
the same command with root privileges, type

    $ sudo foo
    [sudo] password for (your username here):

where sudo is asking for _your_ user's password, not the root password.
You can learn more about sudo by typing

    $ man sudo

into the terminal.

[1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

-- 
Scott Stevenson <scott at ecubyx.com>
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