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william5
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« on: June 30, 2008, 01:46:51 AM »

Hi,

I installed Pardus 2008 on a MEDION MD96340 laptop and got almost everything working fine. The only problem I ran into is my administrator's password. When I install some software in PiSi, the password that I gave during installation is accepted. However, when I need to go into the Administrator mode, e.g., in Tasma for installing some fonts, that same password is not accepted. Further, on the command line, when I do su and then enter the pwd, I get the message "permission denied".  When I use sudo, I get "sorry, try again". I know that one should use the user's pwd in that case, but that is not accepted either. I tried to log on as root, but that gave me the message "root logins are not allowed".

Not being able to use root privileges makes a distro pretty useless. Can anybody help?

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 05:52:47 AM »

same happening here
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008, 06:13:15 AM »

Hello,

have you done this during the installation:

Have you give during the installation youryself (as the regular user) superusers privileges)?
That's why sudo did nothing and su was not even possible in the Konsole (denied)


If not, you can restored it via Tasma > System > Users Managment and  check the checkbox " give systemadministrator privileges to this user"  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2008, 06:39:51 AM »

agree works thank you though i kind of figue it out before hand
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2008, 16:46:52 PM »


Have you give during the installation youryself (as the regular user) superusers privileges)?
That's why sudo did nothing and su was not even possible in the Konsole (denied)[/b]

If not, you can restored it via Tasma > System > Users Managment and  check the checkbox " give systemadministrator privileges to this user"  Wink

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Thanks, Andreas, that solved the problem for me!

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2008, 18:37:44 PM »


Thanks, Andreas, that solved the problem for me!


I am glad to hear it. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2008, 19:44:04 PM »

I'm probably missing something which is going to make this post sound pretty much retarded:
Isn't the ability to make the current user Administrator a security hole?
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2008, 22:10:28 PM »

For servers maybe, but fo Desktops, I don't think so.
The user that can be granted some administrator rights is the person that installed Pardus on the computer. That seems a pretty logical choice to me. Other users on this computer cannot have administrator rights without asking the administrator.

Besides, on a Desktop, the important thing is not the system uptime, it's the personal data.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2008, 22:25:32 PM »

Exactly, isn't the personal data at risk if someone makes your system inusable because they have admin. priviledges?

(PhiX - Sorry if I appear argumentative lol)
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2008, 22:34:11 PM »

But you only provide yourself admin privileges I suppose, and all other users in your desktop will not be granted admin privileges if I would have to share my desktop with other users.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2008, 22:37:48 PM »

Fair point, I get what you mean, thanks Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2008, 21:56:42 PM »

Hi,

I also found this out, as you see, I come from the land of sudo (ubuntu). 

When I installed I set up two users, one with admin. priveleges and one without, and whenever I log in, I use my "plain" user.  I tried to change the clock settings, and it would ask for root password, and it wouldn't accept it.  I finally figured it out and started a new session, logged into user with admin. priveleges and was able to change the clock settings, and do other functions where user was not allowed. 

My main session is as "plain" user, especially while surfing, listening to music, watching a movie.  My preference. 

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