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[suse-security] root password as normal user
From: Sean (semicoverizon.net)
Date: Thu Feb 23 2006 - 17:44:47 CST
I'm a newbie with linux. Using SUSE 9.3 Pro
My root user ID and password work fine. When I log in as a normal user, SUSE Watcher alerts me that new updates are available. I click on the check for updates. Because of permissions, I get prompted for the root password. I put in the root password but it says it's invalid. This did work at one time.
I know it is good because I can switch users and log in as root with the same password.
At one time I renamed my "normal" user ID. The updates still worked though. I have just deleted my normal user and created a new user. This did not help.
Other than what I've done thus far, I have no idea where to go next.
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