Disabling users capability to make administration actions.

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Disabling users capability to make administration actions.

Postby 7hierry on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:23 pm

Hello folks !

Thank you for reading me.

I am a former Debian user and i appreciated in Debian the way root privileges were exclusive to the SU.
It avoided to the lambda user (eg my daughter) to make surprising and sometimes unpleasant administration tasks with its own password.

Can someone please tell me how to replace the user password asked in Mint for any administration task by the real 'Root password' (which, as far as i could notice, doesn't seem to be often asked (exepted at first installation)) ?

Thank you in advance for your replies.
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Re: Disabling users capability to make administration actions.

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:31 pm

I think the default setting for newly added users is no adminstrative privileges.
I just created a new user in my Mint VM, through menu->administration->users&groups, logged out, logged in with new user, and could not access admin functions or sudo.
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