[mythtv-users] It works!

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.com
Tue Feb 6 13:19:40 UTC 2007


>
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 11:21:28AM +0000, Damian Surr wrote:
>   
>> I seem to have got two 'roots' now though (if that's the corect 
>> terminoligy). For example, if I log into Ubuntu using user 'mythtv', 
>> pass 'mythtv', then whenever I use 'sudo' in the terminal, the password 
>> I need is 'mythtv'. When I log into my normal user and use sudo, the 
>> password I need is my usual password. This is probably normal but 
>> thought I should mention it just in case it points out what's going on.
>>     
>
> sudo is a command to give a normal user root privs. It consults
> /etc/sudoers to figure out what to ask for; usually, this is the
> current user's password.
>
> su is a command that also gives a normal user root privs. It has
> no configuration, and always asks for root's own password.
>   
Thanks for clarifying that Dan!
Damian
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