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I am running Pclinuxos with KDE 4.3.4. I have installed Truecrypt but am having problems using this program when the user is not root. If I try to mount or ...
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    Truecrypt problem under linux.


    I am running Pclinuxos with KDE 4.3.4. I have installed Truecrypt but am having problems using this program when the user is not root. If I try to mount or make an encrypted container a message pops up saying:

    Administrator privileges required: enter user password or administrator password

    When I enter the root password a box then says:

    Failed to obtain administrator privileges: username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

    I can't understand why this has happened as I gave the root password. Once I provide the root password, surely I become all powerful and the system should let me do anything? Also to mount a encrypted file in Truecrypt I have to assign full write permissions for users to the /media directory. Is this safe to do?

    The only way I have found to use Truecrypt with a non root user account is to go to super user mode terminal, sign in with root password, CD to the truecrypt directory and launch Truecrypt from the terminal. I find this very laborious to do every time.

    Do other people have these problems?

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    Hi,

    I believe you need to set up SUDO to work with your user name... Try MAN SUDO. Someplace there is a config file in which you add your user name. At least I believe that is what is happening.

    Dave

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    What do you mean setup SUDO to work with my username? What is MAN SUDO? I know you can get root access by typing SUDO in the terminal, but giving a user full root privileges all the time seems insecure? This would be like logging in as root? Sorry if I sound dumb but I am a real Linux newbie!

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