Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: New to all this fancy stuff

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    52° N 6° E
    Beans
    2,331
    Distro
    Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: New to all this fancy stuff

    From the recovery console you can reset any password, including the password of any users in the sudo group: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword

    If you don't have the password, the best way to go is the recovery mode. If there is an account with sudo privileges (aka an admin account) of which they didn't give you the password, reset it using the link in this post. If you can't even find such an account, create one using the links in my previous post.

    And indeed, a guest account doesn't let you do anything permanent.
    Last edited by Impavidus; June 24th, 2013 at 03:07 PM.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Beans
    1,825
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: New to all this fancy stuff

    That's what I was going to suggest. That's assuming, of course, that they didn't encrypt the /home directory when they set up Ubuntu on the machine.

    Really, they should have supplied you with the password for the administrator account. Without being able to elevate to superuser privileges, you can't add or remove programs, you can't update the system, and you can't even add a normal user.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    11

    Re: New to all this fancy stuff

    Thanks guys. Looks like there's a few ways to do everything on these machines.
    Avatar emailed me with some possible username/password combos and one of them worked. I should probably change it now.

    One more wuick question: I can either create "standard" new user or an "administrator" new user. I'm assuming the standard one should have sudo privilages and all that. Just wanted to double check with you guys, even though I'm sure I could change it or delete and make a new one.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Indiana
    Beans
    1,825
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: New to all this fancy stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Michaelocalypse View Post
    One more wuick question: I can either create "standard" new user or an "administrator" new user. I'm assuming the standard one should have sudo privilages and all that. Just wanted to double check with you guys, even though I'm sure I could change it or delete and make a new one.
    No. An administrator account has sudo privileges, and a standard account does not. As you are the one who will be performing administrative tasks, you want to set your account up as administrator. That way, you can install software and updates, etc. without having to log out and log back in.
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    11

    Re: New to all this fancy stuff

    Gracias mi amigo.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hyperborea
    Beans
    1,441
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: New to all this fancy stuff

    am still adapting to no spell check features.
    In Firefox right click in any text box that has at least two lines.
    Enable "Check spelling" and select your language or add dictionaries.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •