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xkalibur1554
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:33 pm    Post subject: su- : will not let me switch to super user[SOLVED] Reply with quote

hello all,

when i log on to gentoo, as my regular user, and need to do something that requires root, lik emounting or emerging, i do the following

Code:
xkalibur@localhost /dev $ su -
Password:
su: Permission denied
Sorry.


i know it is the right password, because when i completely logout and back in as root it works fine. does anyone have an idea?

thank you,

xkali
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your user has to be in the "wheel" group for suing to root...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only users which are members of group "wheel" are allowed to switch to root. Therefore make sure your user is in the wheel group.

Mfg

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To late ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do i add users to groups?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do add a user to wheel do
Code:
gpasswd -a $username wheel

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you very much
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to dups.
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