How to change admin user for GUI?

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Wed Nov 7 10:08:44 UTC 2012

Am Dienstag, den 06.11.2012, 16:33 -0800 schrieb NoOp:
> On 11/06/2012 11:43 AM, Josef Wolf 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.
> > 
> > How can I change this setting so that _his_ PW is asked instead?
> > 
> In order to install updates & make system changes he must be a member of
> the adm group. You can do this by adding him to the group:
> $ sudo adduser <username> adm
the adm group is only for access to files in /var/log, you want the
"sudo" group (or in older releases the "admin" group)

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