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Author Topic: A SuperUser question (solved)  (Read 1252 times)

reb

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A SuperUser question (solved)
« on: February 14, 2008, 11:19:24 am »

When I first started using Vl 5.9 Delux  I noticed that after logging in and I'm using kde desktop, when in terminal mode, and I typed  'su', it would automatically enter 'root' without having to enter a password.  This I liked very much since I am the only user on this computer.   It is very convenient not having to enter the password every time.

Sometime recently though, in my dinking around with the system, I must have done something that canceled that great little convenience out.  Does anyone know how to reset it  ???

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« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 05:11:08 pm by reb »
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Re: A SuperUser question
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 12:15:34 pm »

echo 'root:reb:NOPASS' >>/etc/suauth

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Re: A SuperUser question (solved)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 03:31:09 pm »


saulgoode thanks much,

But I'm sitting here chuckling to myself, and AT myself.  It only took me about 4 or 5 different tries before I finally realized that my system has no idea who 'reb' is.  When I finally replaced reb with rebel, it worked like a champ  ;D  thanks again

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