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NCW
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: su doesnt work Reply with quote

Hi everybody!
I have just finished installing my new gentoo system.
When i try to use the command su or su - no matter what my root password is i get the error message : Permission denied. Sorry
I have tried to change my root password, even to 12345 but to no avail
I would appreciate if someone could help,
thx
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NCW,

Welcome to Gentoo.

To be permitted to use the su command, your normal user must be a member of the wheel group.
Look at installing sudo. This allows you to become root for a single command without using su.
Code:
emerge sudo
man sudo

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you add the user to the wheel group?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:47 pm    Post subject: ah Reply with quote

thanks to u all
I found this solution in FAQ as well, sorry for posting before reading it :oops:
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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