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Linux?? Help!!!


condotown

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 I just bought a cute little Acer Aspire with a Linux system. Whenever I try to add any program that isn't already on the computer I keep getting a pop up that says:You are attempting to run "system_install_packages" which requires administrative privileges., but more information is needed to do so. Authenticating as "root"Password: ____________________I own the computer... what on earth is the Password?  Vote, please!

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 I just bought a cute little Acer Aspire with a Linux system. Whenever I try to add any program that isn't already on the computer I keep getting a pop up that says:You are attempting to run "system_install_packages" which requires administrative privileges., but more information is needed to do so. Authenticating as "root"Password: ____________________I own the computer... what on earth is the Password?  Vote, please!

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1 - Switch it on and let it boot up. When the icon desktop is showing, hit F2

2 - in the dialogue, enter ?terminal? which then brings up a command line. Here enter ?sudo su? which changes you to root (this is like admisistrator in Windows)

3 - enter ?passwd? which then prompts you for a new password (and gets you to reenter it to confirm). Even if it doesn?t agree with your choice of password (?that is a dictionary word?, it disparagingly points out) you can still use it. That is the root password. Remember it.

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