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Alright I love Ubuntu, I love every single little working feature, except for one The way root is used I perfer a root account, Guess I'm just funny that way ...
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    Alright I love Ubuntu, I love every single little working feature, except for one

    The way root is used


    I perfer a root account, Guess I'm just funny that way


    Anywho I have activated the root account by way of the "sudo passwd" command. But alot of applications that work through Gnome and KDE will ask for a root password from time to time and the root password they happen to ask for is not the one I created with "sudo passwd". I also have this problem anytime I try to use the sudo command for anything else. This isn't as much of a headache for me as I am the main user but the other run into serious permissions problems. I don't think alot of them can even use sudo.

    There's probally a config file somewhere that needs editing I just need to know where to go to make my root account uniform.

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    I have no idea if this will work but have you tried "sudo passwd root"?

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    No I already changed the root password

    My problem is that the root password is not uniform

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    IIRC, when things that you run in the GUI are asking for a password, they want your password as they are using sudo to invoke the program that you're running.
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