Bug#412982: installation-reports: Enabling 'sudo' in installer skips setting root password and breaks desktop root tasks
On Friday 02 March 2007 20:24, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On 3/2/07, Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday 01 March 2007 16:17, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > > When you enable sudo in the installer (via expert mode), a password
> > > for the root user isn't set. Then, if you (for example) want to
> > > adjust date & time, it asks for the root password, which of course
> > > is always invalid.
> > If you select not to activate the root account, you should use sudo
> > for your administrator tasks (as in 'sudo date'). The password it
> > asks for is the password of the user running sudo.
> The Gnome date/time applet asks for the root password. The user
> password doesn't work.
Well, you could have been a bit more clear about what "it" was then. How
were we supposed to guess this was about a Gnome applet?
Unfortunately I don't know anything about Gnome. IIRC gksu or something
like that is supposed to handle this correctly. I suggest you take this
up with the Gnome maintainers.