[ubuntu-za] Super-user Authentication Requests

Wesley Werner wesley.werner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 06:42:04 UTC 2015

Hi Robin,

Sounds like user privileges are missing. One idea is to use the user
management to check these privileges.


Hope that helps

On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 12:35 PM, Robin Bownes <robin at bownes.co.za> wrote:

> Hi All,
> While this is not a huge issue, it is inconvenient, and puzzling.
> Just in the last couple of days, my 14.04 has begun to ask for super-user
> authentication for just about everything. Every time I insert a USB device,
> or if I want to reboot while another user is logged in (my wife & I share
> the notebook), etc, etc. it asks for an admin password.
> I'm not aware of having changed anything, or installed anything different
> that would chronologically explain this change.
> Any ideas please?
> Robin
> PS. Not sure if it is connected, but Ubuntu does seem to be running more
> slowly than usual too (sometimes very slow) - but only some of the time.
> Normal usage.
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