[xubuntu-users] Brand new to xubuntu.. but I'm a quick study. Just started today.

Jon Hendricks, Jr. jonhendricksjr at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 16:39:01 UTC 2014

Hi Fred
Yeah I'm having too much fun. I crashed my system 7 times now due to
software that was not approved or wasn't ready or you know something, and
I'm just learning that you gotta read read read read read FIRST!

But its all good, I'll get it..

Thanks for all your help too..
On Sep 30, 2014 6:58 AM, "Fred Roller" <fredroller66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 09/29/2014 09:20 AM, Jon Hendricks, Jr. wrote:
>> OK, that was EZ.. I'm liking getting back to 'term' commands, it takes me
>> me back to my c/pm, DOS and VMS days of which I am fond. Adios Windows, you
>> had a good run but your sun is now setting, as is mine. Let the games
>> begin..  ;-)
> My love for Linux came the same way.. terminal commands from when DOS et.
> al. was king before windows... hope you enjoy as much as I have over the
> years.
> Hartmut has the best answer though the password is your user pw.
> Alternatively, though not advised, is to set the root password with:
> sudo passwd root
> this will then prompt you for a new password and root will be set. Word of
> caution, Ubuntu does NOT set the root password for security reasons.  This
> is not advised on important systems but if you have a banger machine to
> play with then feel free to get a handle on root functions this way.  There
> is very little you can't do through sudo fyi.  After the password is set
> then you can issue the command:
> su - root
> Which will switch you over as a root; noted with a change in your prompt
> from "$" to "%".  Have fun playing, HIH.
> --
> - Fred
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> can accomplish the impossible." - Anonymous
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