In a recent Devuan (Debian-like) install, I chose for a root user and a regular user (myself) be created, with the option to use sudo.

Command line admin is by using sudo; sometimes a graphical install asks for the root password.


On Feb 28, 2018 7:20 PM, "William Morder" <doctor_contendo@...> wrote:

On Wednesday 28 February 2018 03:05:27 Oleg Levenets wrote:
> Yes, I installed the tdesudo package. I also tried to return kdesu by
> install kdelibs and kde-kde-runtime in which the program is located,
> but this did not bring any effect.
I am not too familiar with Slackware (though I tried different versions, like
Slax, and I forget what else); however, this does remind me of my problems
getting started with Debian.

In Debian, on my first install, I enter an empty password for admin, then I
use sudo or sudo su to gain root privileges. Later, once I've got packages
installed, etc. (including tdesudo), I create a root user, and edit my
sudoers list. When I first install, though, I can only gain admin privileges
in the shell (for downloading and installing pkgs, etc.), but I cannot open
any GUI program with admin privileges using tdesu command or tdesudo. Just
guessing that Slackware might behave in a similar manner.

No doubt there is a better solution to this problem (and I would be glad to
hear it myself). Yet it took me some searching in the forums to find this

You might know more than I; but this works for me.