Talk:Sudo

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What is Sudo?

For some reason there is no explanation of what sudo is. Maybe a definition is in order before anything else is written. Thanks. - KitchM 16:37, 3 September 2009 (EDT)

I just added a small introduction about sudo based on Wikipedia's article. --Liquen 16:31, 12 November 2009 (EST)

Excellent! Thank you. - KitchM 19:25, 20 November 2009 (EST)

Errors

It might be good to discuss some errors which the user may run across. I found one that is found in various situations, and it seems to be indicative of a missing parameter: "sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified" Mine came about as a "mount error" when using Samba and pyneighborhood in Xfce, but it appears to apply to any situation. It seems to indicate that there is a problem with a tty when using a graphical environment and/or not having an askpass program available. It would be nice to know what an "askpass" program is, and how it applies to sudo. I can't even begin to understand the significance of a password needing a tty. Thanks all. - KitchM 17:03, 21 November 2010 (EST)

Disable root login

Does anyone know a solution to network-manager-applet requiring the root password

Isn't sudo Substitute User DO not Super User DO?

I've heard it is bu i can't confirm it. - tommis Thu Jan 12 18:35 EET 2012