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  • http://arzki.wordpress.com bioShark

    Thanks for the tip.

    nautilus in sudo mode sounds the safest bet though, especially for moderate linux users.

    • https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ActionParsnip ActionParsnip

      Remember to use gksudo 😉

  • Agkrish

    how do i login as root within the terminal only ?

    • Luke

      sudo su 
      or su root

  • anonymousguest

    “sudo -i”  will do in most cases.

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  • Deepak

    even kids knows to change the password for root….!!!

    • Anonymous

      @62d4b0105c3e03be0f42ff455852c9bd:disqus some kids probably don’t know (Source : Google Keyword Tool) 🙂

  • guest

    i tried installing ubuntu on my usb but didnt work, so i use
    sudo nautilusto remove all the filesp.s. my usb is 4 gb but ubuntu didnt have enough space

  • No

    There is also another useful alternative. Create new user (pick any name you like – super, for example). Then open terminal and edit new user record in the /etc/passwd file (only root can do it, of course, so run editor with sudo). Set UID and GID fields to 0 (zero) and the newly created user name becomes the alias for root:

    $ cat /etc/passwd | grep super


    $ su super

    # whoami

  • No

    Opps – do not create user by GUI tool. Instead, use ‘adduser’ CLI command:

    $ sudo adduser super
    [sudo] password for me:
    Adding user `super’ …
    Adding new group `super’ (1001) …
    Adding new user `super’ (1001) with group `super’ …
    Creating home directory `/home/super’ …
    Copying files from `/etc/skel’ …
    Enter new UNIX password:
    Retype new UNIX password:
    passwd: password updated successfully
    Changing the user information for super
    Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []:
        Room Number []:
        Work Phone []:
        Home Phone []:
        Other []:
    Is the information correct? [Y/n] y

  • Gus

    ok there is a root permission in usr/share/themes  how can i control the permission   i want to install a theme , i down loaded it and i have to copy it on usr/share/themes so i tryed but it sais i dont have permission to do that cuz im not root so how can i change the settiong so i can be in control of that to so i can copy my new theme in that folder?

    • Anonymous

      Open nautilus File browser, using sudo nautilus or gksu nautilus

      • https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ActionParsnip ActionParsnip

        always gksu, sudo is not suitable for GUI apps as it doesn’t set up the X environment correctly. You can technically use gksu for ALL commands.

  • Giorgi Banetishvili

    Thanks mates! I’m new to ubuntu!

  • https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ActionParsnip ActionParsnip

    You just need to run:
    sudo passwd

    This isn’t needed or advised in Ubuntu