View Full Version : [kubuntu] install gave me root power

July 20th, 2008, 06:31 AM
I just installed kubuntu 8.04. During install it asked for user name and account password. After install while installing other software I noticed that the owner is root, my password is also same as root but in user manager I'm listed as a user and root is another user.

I've not encountered something like this before, any suggestions as to how to correct this without hosing the install?

July 20th, 2008, 07:02 AM
This is not a bug, you are not running with root privileges but rather running as a user with the privileges to run commands as root with sudo, it is a subtle but very important distinction, see:


For a complete explanation.

July 20th, 2008, 08:51 AM
What a relief! thanks!