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mengsk
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:19 pm    Post subject: SU Does not Work Reply with quote

I just made a new account using the command given in the gentoo guide

useradd -m -G cassieg

then set hte password using

passwd cassieg

I had already finished the installation and until now have been ( I know foolishly) using only the root account to get things working and only just added a user account for myself to use..

THe problem is whenever i go to SU or even from KDE try to change options, when i put in my root password it does not accept it.!!!!
please help!![/post]
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ce110ut
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is cassieg in the wheel group?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mengsk,

You must add your user to the wheel group for su to work.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

add that user to the wheel group

usermod -G wheel cassieg
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mengsk
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you so much for help
i realized now what a stupid question it was
but when i searched the forum intially it didn't display the sticky !!
so yeah i figured it out...
except now my root password wont even work...
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RageOfOrder
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mengsk wrote:

except now my root password wont even work...


load the live CD, chroot into your install and change it. I believe that's the correct thing to do...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
See https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-11126.html
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