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    Default Can't sudo

    Hi guys.

    Just installed BT. Everytime I try to sudo while on my user it says "Sorry, try again.". I am absolutely sure the password is right since I can log-in as root, su also works.

    I added to /etc/sudoers the line:

    Code:
    # User privilege specification
    root ALL=(ALL) ALL
    username ALL=(ALL) ALL
    But it was in vain.

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    Default Re: Can't sudo

    By default, sudo requires your users password, not the root password. Thats what you're using right?
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    Default Re: Can't sudo

    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    right?
    No right. I tried the user pass and it worked... Sorry. I didn't know about that.

    Is there a way of changing it to require the root pass instead?

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    Default Re: Can't sudo

    Quote Originally Posted by KeiNivky View Post
    No right. I tried the user pass and it worked... Sorry. I didn't know about that.

    Is there a way of changing it to require the root pass instead?
    Yes there is. I'll let you look it up...
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