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Thread: Not in the "sudoers" list?

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    Question Not in the "sudoers" list?

    Hey,

    I just noticed that when I watched a YouTube (or any other flash app) video, the sound comes out of my little keyboard receiver / speakerphone. I wanted it to come out of my huge speakers but that's beside the point.
    My problem is that when I went to install a package using "sudo apt-get install..." it said something along the lines of "(username) is not in the sudoers list. This incident will be reported.". I recently istalled a Dovecot/Postfix mail server and created the user "admin", could this have hi-jacked the admin group ans caused this? If so, can I still keep the user admin (in another group of course)? Right now I fixed my problem by running "visudo" and adding "(username) = ALL(ALL) ALL". I just want to know if this is safe and what else I might need to do.

    The Point: I removed my self form something (group, file, etc.) and added "(username) = ALL(ALL) ALL" to my "sudoers" file, is this safe?

    ~ Fireblazer

    PS: Who came up with "sudoers", I love that word!
    Thirteen year old computer genius

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    Re: Not in the "sudoers" list?

    Check your permissions in Administration>>Users and Groups>>user>>user priviledges.??
    Kipling - "if"

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    Re: Not in the "sudoers" list?

    I prefer adding users to the admin group if they require escalated privileges, including myself. Assuming you are logged into your account, what is the output of:

    Code:
    groups
    ...and..

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    groups admin
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