[SOLVED] stop authencation/password prompts!

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[SOLVED] stop authencation/password prompts!

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how do i stop the prompts asking for my password?
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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The only way is to run as root (taboo in most Linux forums but it works)
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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you need to edit some setting to sudoers.. cant recall it right now, search for it yourself, use google.. there's plenty of tutorial for it around the net..
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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They are there for a reason. If you disable them by logging in as root you pretty much void the security of your system.

But if you must know how, first boot back into Windows 7 turn off any and all firewalls an anti-virus programs and then Google "The best places to get a computer virus." And then surf the results for while until you get a BSOD. :lol:

Seriously you wouldn't do that I hope but one of the main features of Linux is security. If you want security don't login as root and you're going to have to put up with password checks when you do administrative tasks. If you don't want security do what I said in my first suggestion.
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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While you can disable password prompts, you really shouldn't.
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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My work-around is to use a very shot password
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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how do you log in as root in mint?

I am used to the old red hat and solaris systems - where we either login as 'root' or use su command to become root while logged in as user.
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"su" works in Linux as well, although with Mint and other Ubuntu-derived distros, "sudo" is widely preferred. Either way works fine, so it's up to you which method you'd want to use.
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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rekik wrote:My work-around is to use a very shot password
That's pretty much what I do, except instead of a very short password I use an easy to remember one.
I guess I don't see the big deal with typing a password every now and then. Very few programs really need(or should have) root privileges anyway.
I wonder if the OP leaves his house unlocked all the time because he doesn't want to be bothered with getting his keys out of his pocket whenever he comes home :lol:
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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JasonLG wrote:
rekik wrote:My work-around is to use a very shot password
That's pretty much what I do, except instead of a very short password I use an easy to remember one.
I guess I don't see the big deal with typing a password every now and then. Very few programs really need(or should have) root privileges anyway.
I wonder if the OP leaves his house unlocked all the time because he doesn't want to be bothered with getting his keys out of his pocket whenever he comes home :lol:
:lol: i get it now.....so i guess thread closed/finished
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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vincent wrote:"su" works in Linux as well, although with Mint and other Ubuntu-derived distros, "sudo" is widely preferred. Either way works fine, so it's up to you which method you'd want to use.
thanks, I thought su has become obsolete in *buntu distros.

What about first question?
How to login as "root"?
Or it is disabled?
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Re: stop authencation/password prompts!

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alpha1 wrote:
vincent wrote:"su" works in Linux as well, although with Mint and other Ubuntu-derived distros, "sudo" is widely preferred. Either way works fine, so it's up to you which method you'd want to use.
thanks, I thought su has become obsolete in *buntu distros.

What about first question?
How to login as "root"?
Or it is disabled?
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Re: [SOLVED] stop authencation/password prompts!

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To expand a bit more on JasonLG's reply, it is strongly recommended by Ubuntu and Mint NOT to login as root via the GUI.

A few quotes from the following Ubuntu community page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootS ... %20account
Enabling the root account is rarely necessary. Almost everything you need to do as administrator of an Ubuntu system can be done via sudo or gksudo. If you really need a persistent root login, the best alternative is to simulate a root login shell using the following command...[sudo -i]
Logging in to X as root may cause very serious trouble. If you believe you need a root account to perform a certain action, please consult the official support channels first, to make sure there is not a better alternative.
But yes, if you want to do it, it is possible. At the graphical login screen, you can login as root with username "root" and root's password, which by default in Ubuntu is gibberish (you have to set it yourself) and by default in Mint, it's your user password.
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Re: [SOLVED] stop authencation/password prompts!

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thanks.
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