View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problems getting su authentication in terminal...

November 15th, 2008, 04:00 AM
I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and having serious problems getting into super user mode from the console. If there's an administrator setting I'm missing somebody please fill me in. I can't install anything from a make file until this gets fixed. It's really frustrating to say the least.

November 15th, 2008, 04:14 AM
You can't "su" to root in ubuntu commonly, just type "sudo yourcommand" to perform root tasks.
If you like stay at "root" account a while, just type "sudo -s". Enjoy.

November 15th, 2008, 04:15 AM
i think this may help you, i am not sure

in terminal do

sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu nautilus-open-terminal

it will allow you to right click a file and open as admin, also able you to click anywhere in nautilis and open terminal.

January 23rd, 2009, 02:56 PM
This helped a lot. Thank you.