Can't SU

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Baby Hen
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Can't SU

Post by lsabayon » Tue Aug 23, 2011 16:26


I can't SU as a regular user for some reason, is this coded in on purpose or something else?

I always get "permission denied".


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Sagely Hen
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Re: Can't SU

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Tue Aug 23, 2011 17:02

You write "SU" but I hope you are actually typing "su", as the command is case-sensitive.

LiveDVD or installed to HDD?
Which SL version? 6? If installed to HDD, is it upgraded to current?
Which arch? x86? amd64?
Which desktop environment? KDE? GNOME?

Are you a member of the wheel group? You need to be a member of that group.

[email protected] ~ $ groups
disk lp wheel floppy uucp cron audio cdrom dialout video games cdrw usb users kismet clamav haldaemon plugdev scanner entropy pulse-access pulse-rt pulse kvm crontab vboxusers polkituser
[email protected] ~ $ su
meshedgedx fitzcarraldo #

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