View Full Version : [ubuntu] Server + FreeNX

April 21st, 2009, 09:08 PM
alright I have a headless 7.10 server that I have in the past maintained with Putty and Webmin I recently decided to be lazy and install the ubuntu desktop and FreeNX to make life a bit easier to control the server. The setup went fine and using NOMachine's windows client allows me to connect just fine but then I run into a problem.

Even tho I am connecting with my normal credentials it still asks for the root password (which my ubuntu doesn't have) and it doesnt accept my sudo password. I can open terminal and type sudo update-manager and it will allow me to use the update manager without the root password.

but Id like to be able to just open stuff using the GUI. any suggestions (aside from setting up a root password)

April 22nd, 2009, 04:05 PM