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stewartie4
August 24th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Hi I'm customizing my default user profile for ubuntu with sabayon which I got here:
http://live.gnome.org/Sabayon/

It is utterly fantastic, so simple to use but my onl problem is this: I need to run a script as root to install my theme but my root password doesn't work as I am in a virtual account.
does anyone know the root password in sabayon?

haqking
August 24th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Hi I'm customizing my default user profile for ubuntu with sabayon which I got here:
http://live.gnome.org/Sabayon/

It is utterly fantastic, so simple to use but my onl problem is this: I need to run a script as root to install my theme but my root password doesn't work as I am in a virtual account.
does anyone know the root password in sabayon?

a virtual account ?

when asked to run as root it requires you to use your own password using sudo.

run the script using sudo and enter your own login password

stewartie4
August 24th, 2011, 12:47 PM
yes I know that but sabayon isn't the script it is a program that lets you set the default theme for new user accounts. The way it does this is by opening a sort of virtual machine, you customize the theme then save it, but as it is a virtual account the root password is different.

haqking
August 24th, 2011, 12:50 PM
yes I know that but sabayon isn't the script it is a program that lets you set the default theme for new user accounts. The way it does this is by opening a sort of virtual machine, you customize the theme then save it, but as it is a virtual account the root password is different.


oh gotcha.

see here http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=En:Sabayon_Linux

scroll down a little

could be no password, root or sabyonuser

stewartie4
August 24th, 2011, 01:21 PM
oh gotcha.

see here http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=En:Sabayon_Linux

scroll down a little

could be no password, root or sabyonuser

sorry again :(
you're talking about the operating system , I'm talking about the program, its called user profile editor on the software center.
so those passwords don't work.
thanks anyway

haqking
August 24th, 2011, 01:27 PM
sorry again :(
you're talking about the operating system , I'm talking about the program, its called user profile editor on the software center.
so those passwords don't work.
thanks anyway


ok so see here http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/114319

it says you need to know root password.

so as i said in first post. Run it as sudo from terminal

gksudo sabayon

and supply your login password

stewartie4
August 24th, 2011, 01:36 PM
ok so see here http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/114319

it says you need to know root password.

so as i said in first post. Run it as sudo from terminal

sudo sabayon

and supply your login password

uugh "a fatal error has occurred"
maybe I should just give up lol
thanks for your help anyway :)

actually I can run it fine but when in the virtual account for customization it says I need a root password but mine wont work as its not on my account, its on the account sabayon-admin so my password won't work.

haqking
August 24th, 2011, 01:55 PM
uugh "a fatal error has occurred"
maybe I should just give up lol
thanks for your help anyway :)

actually I can run it fine but when in the virtual account for customization it says I need a root password but mine wont work as its not on my account, its on the account sabayon-admin so my password won't work.


ooh yeah my bad

i meant:

gksudo sabayon

as it is graphical, try that

stewartie4
August 24th, 2011, 04:12 PM
ooh yeah my bad

i meant:

gksudo sabayon

as it is graphical, try that
thanks very much for all your help but my passowrd still won't work when trying to run a script inside the virtual window.

snowpine
August 24th, 2011, 04:38 PM
/etc/skel is where defaults for new user accounts are stored. The contents of /etc/skel are automatically copied to a new user's /home when the account is created.

stewartie4
August 24th, 2011, 05:15 PM
/etc/skel is where defaults for new user accounts are stored. The contents of /etc/skel are automatically copied to a new user's /home when the account is created.
so I could just customize my account then copy the contents of my home folder (inc hidden files) to there?
would that work?

snowpine
August 24th, 2011, 06:53 PM
so I could just customize my account then copy the contents of my home folder (inc hidden files) to there?
would that work?

Exactly, correct. :)