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Month: September 2014

Re: [trinity-users] For the records: Deepin Linux + TDE

From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 06:50:44 +0200
On Thursday 04 September 2014 21.34:50 Chris Graham wrote:
> How to be root in Ubuntu:
> As user, open shell and do >> sudo passwd root.

On Friday 05 September 2014 01.07:49 Dan Youngquist wrote:
> Or go to Trinity Control Center / System Administration / Login Manager /
> Convenience, Administrator Mode, and check Allow Root Login.

Thanks to both,,, but that was not what I was looking for. What I was looking 
for was to make a *buntu work like a "normal" Debian and ask for the *root* 
password instead of the *user* password.

Funnily, I could not find an answer to this directly. I found people letting 
their user use sudo without password (!), or answers about setting the root 
password and the root account. I knew about sudo passwd root and how to be 
able to log as root (which I very seldom use).

After much reading and using this Deepin install to test and try, I think I've 

- create the root password as Chris wrote
- Follow Dan's suggestion if you want
- add this to sudoers:
"Defaults rootpw"

Funny enough, once you've found that and search for "Default rootpw" you find 
a lot of interresting stuff, includind requiring the user to use his wn 
password for specific commands...

So it was probably me not searching the right way :)
Linux is real fun (and TDE rules)  :))

Have a great day!