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Month: February 2015

Re: [trinity-users] R14: where is the user administration

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:39 -0500

On Friday 27 February 2015 09:01:53 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Friday 27 February 2015 13:24:21 Uwe Brauer wrote:
> > >> "Dave" == Dave Lers <lists@...> writes:
> >    > Dan Youngquist wrote:
> >    >> On 02/26/2015 03:22 AM, Uwe Brauer wrote:
> > >>
> > >> However I opened the control center and I cannot find the user
> > >> administration tool and am familiar with. Is this included any new
> > >> package?
> > >>
> >    >> Is it kuser you're looking for?  I think you have to install it
> >    >
> >    > System > User Manager (KUser), default r14 on Wheezy.
> >
> > And what is with the old one I posted a screenshot of?
> I think that that is basically an Ubuntu programme.  Perhaps it uis in
> Synaptic, if it is no longet there by default.
> Lisi

Lisi; I ran into something else last night using that admin utility.  I use 
sudo for all the root stuff and have never even set a root password.

This is a more of less default wheezy install, and uses sudo for all that 

The password for "admin", eg root, tasks does not accept the users sudo 
password, asking for the (root? it doesn't say) password in a forever loop.  
This is a bug. I suspect its TDE wide in effect.  And should be filed.

I can generally hack around it with a sudo -i session of geany, (never gedit 
as it can trash, BTDT, several times, your whole system,) but find that it 
also does not work because the root acquired in that manner cannot run any 
graphical interfaces since the X session is the users.  So an immortal root 
session to get several things done, is turned into an individual sudo 

That can be a right PITA, even for a user whose first linux install was Red 
Hat 5.0 in 1998.

There was at one time a workaround which consisted of actually starting 
another X session for root, a bad practice IMO, and I've long since forgotten 
how to do it.  80 yo wet ram problems.  Yeah, old coot at the wheel here.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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