How to change admin user for GUI?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Nov 6 22:09:26 UTC 2012

On 6 November 2012 22:04, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> On 6 November 2012 19:43, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have installed ubuntu-12.4 for a friend. Since he is not a computer guy and
>> I will need to do the administration on this computer, the first admin account
>> I created was an account for me. Then I created a second admin account for
>> him. We can both use sudo to do the administration on command line.
>> Since he is not familiar with the command line, he is doing everything with
>> the GUI. But when he does anything that needs root permissions (e.g. update
>> the system), the GUI asks for _my_ password.
> Do you mean when he runs an application?  If so how is he starting it.
>  Or do you mean just the Update Manager when it comes up
> automatically?

Also, does he then see a dialog asking for the password, but with a
username above it?  If so he should be able to change the username to
himself and then enter his password.


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