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snappergrass
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:54 pm    Post subject: su command not working? Reply with quote

smack me if this idiotic, but I tried using the su command on a fresh install and its not letting me run as root. I keep getting the not enough permissions error. Is su disabled by default?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*smack*

You said to do it. :) Usually I try to be more polite, especially on someone's first post. Welcome!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is done by default for security reasons. To be able to su you must be a part of wheel group. To add a user to this group issue this command:

Code:
usermod -G users,wheel username


Now you will be able to su. This is covered in Gentoo FAQ.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

many thanks! apologies for not spotting it in the faq.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On that note, locking.
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