problems editing /etc/sudoers
I am having following problem:
I have created an account using the terminal and now this standard user doesn't seem to be able to perform sudo tasks, such as sudo apt-get update. (just an ubuntu example)
after a bit of research I found out that I had to edit /etc/sudoers. Unfortunately I wasn't able to follow the guides offered by the web. I didn't really get if I had to put my account on the same stage as root so:
user ALL=(ALL) ALL
or edit something else... (do I really have to use vim as an editor - referring to visudo?)
But basically what I want is a standard account which is able to perform root tasks by using sudo.
--> when I try to sudo something it always tells me that the password would be wrong, though it is the exact same password I always use to log in as root.
is somebody there who can give me a bit of support in this issue?
any help is really appreciated!!!
PS: I am using slackware but I guess that should not be a problem at all
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