gUFW (oops)

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gUFW (oops)

Postby snison on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:34 am

I was doing something I shouldn't, playing with root (a no, no), and now I have broken gUFW, among other things.
I used
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sudo passwd root


and when I found it broke some things (including nm-applet and services)
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sudo passwd -l root


and have rebooted, twice. No change.

I'm not panicking so whenever you get time. TIA

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Re: gUFW (oops)

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:54 am

Applications that need root permissions to run, like gufw, ask you to authenticate yourself. You do that with your password. Not root's :wink: The root password is for logging in as root, like for the recovery mode console.
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Re: gUFW (oops)

Postby snison on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:09 am

whenever I click the lock that is what shows....
doesn't give me the option

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su-to-root -X -c gufw
is working, at least :)
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