Re: How do I make my normal account (not root) have administrative (root) privileges?
I am using gnome. The problem I am having with user privileges,
though, is only on the gui. I can easily use the root privileges on
the terminal. I am trying to use AVG 7.5, but it says that I don't
have the privileges to access the executable.
On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 9:35 PM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr.
> On Tuesday 09 December 2008, "Brendan West"
> <email@example.com> wrote about 'How do I make my normal
> account (not root) have administrative (root) privileges?':
>>How do I make my normal account (not root) have administrative (root)
>>privileges? I thought that it was set up like that already, but I am
>>unable to start some programs under my normal account. And for some
>>reason, I can't log onto the desktop gui as root. Any ideas?
> I agree with the other poster, that you should use explicit commands for
> gaining root level privledges. su and sudo are two ways; you can even set
> sudo to no prompt for a password for things you do often.
> However, you should have full access if you change your user's uid to 0.
> As that point though, your user and root are mostly the same account. You
> might as well just always login as root. You can change the name of the
> root account fairly easily, by edit /etc/passwd (and associated shadow
> As for the login issue, what are you using: xdm, gdm, kdm or other?
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