How to stop Linux Mint asking for passwords

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robocat893
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How to stop Linux Mint asking for passwords

Post by robocat893 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:02 pm

How do I stop Linux Mint asking me for a password when I do things like start the software manager, change date and time, format a USB drive, install programs, etc. I am the only person that will have access to my PC so passwords are unnecessary. It is really a pain.

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Re: How to stop Linux Mint asking for passwords

Post by karlchen » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:11 pm

Hello, robocat893.

Go through this thread carefully: Identity Crisis! (Account Permissions) SOLVED
Expressed much more verbosely by the thread starter, but in effect he asked exactly the same question as you.
Everything that needs to be said on this subject can be found in that thread.

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Last edited by karlchen on Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed the hint to a post in the linked thread promising total convenience at the cost of basic security.
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Re: How to stop Linux Mint asking for passwords

Post by robocat893 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:20 pm

Thanks!

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Re: How to stop Linux Mint asking for passwords

Post by Pjotr » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:25 pm

robocat893 wrote:Thanks!
In that thread, please don't just read the message which actually describes how to do it, but also the messages before that.... TL;DNR: do *not* remove your password requirement. It's the cornerstone of Linux security.
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