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    Cool Sudo User

    I am new to Linux and I keep running into the problem of having to authenticate every time I do anything! I have googled about adding a user to sudo so I be in root or whatever, but it doesn't work! Somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong??

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    Re: Sudo User

    sudo is a form of admin command in linux. There are many uses. For example if you are typing in terminal...to execute a command as Root (admin) the command "sudo" must be typed first. First however what are you trying to do? If you are trying to open gnome as a admin to swap files or are you trying to run terminal as admin?

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    Cool Re: Sudo User

    Initially I was just trying to copy some background images into the directory so they would show up in the box where you select them. It would be nice to be able to do what I want to do, but I just can't get the admin thing to work... Thought I would add, I have been able to run terminal in root mode(?) as admin... I am just not able to add my user name as a sudo.
    Last edited by cbarnett2486; January 3rd, 2011 at 12:15 AM.

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    Re: Sudo User

    Quote Originally Posted by cbarnett2486 View Post
    I am new to Linux and I keep running into the problem of having to authenticate every time I do anything! I have googled about adding a user to sudo so I be in root or whatever, but it doesn't work! Somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong??
    If you're prompted for a password any time you do anything, your installation isn't working correctly.

    Ubuntu should prompt you for a password only every time you launch an administrative app or issue a sudo command... and then only once every 15 minutes.

    If you're issuing several sudo commands in succession, you can save time by typing
    Code:
    sudo -i
    and then issuing the rest of the commands without sudo and then typing
    Code:
    exit
    to go back to a regular user prompt.

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    Re: Sudo User

    Quote Originally Posted by cbarnett2486 View Post
    Initially I was just trying to copy some background images into the directory so they would show up in the box where you select them. It would be nice to be able to do what I want to do, but I just can't get the admin thing to work... Thought I would add, I have been able to run terminal in root mode(?) as admin... I am just not able to add my user name as a sudo.
    Creative a launcher or keyboard shortcut for the command
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    and you can copy and paste to system directories to your heart's content.

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    Smile Re: Sudo User

    Thanks!! Believed it worked... I really appreciate it!

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    Re: Sudo User

    An even easier way to move pictures to the background folder is by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Change Desktop Background. Then use the Add button to add a picture.
    Thank you for your contributions. "So long and thanks for the fish!"

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