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    To access this device I think you need root access. Contact your computer specialist to change the permissions on this device/files/directories to allow your user ID to access and modify them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikdra View Post
    I do not know the difference between a regular user or a root user. I will have to look this up. The Ubuntu operating system was installed by our department computer specialist at the university for me when I bought the computer. He also installed a lot of software for me and then brought the computer to me and told me how to log into it under the account that he set up. I have been using this account and another one I created.
    i see.
    well, you need to read up on some stuff, like websearch 'ubuntu wiki' etc.
    in addition, i have to say that this forum is a quagmire of old-timers and trolls and is really out of control.
    you should probably ask on ubuntuforums.org or linuxquestions.org or linuxforen.de/forums or forum.ubuntuusers.de/ or ...
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    The root user is the "owner" of the system and do whatever they want. It may be possible for you to switch to root from a terminal window with this command: su - root
    A password may be required. Do talk to your IT specialist about this if necessary.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I tried the SU command on the terminal but it has a different password that the one I use to log in. I spoke to the IT specialist about it and he told me there are a few things I should be made aware of before I start using the SU commands and sent a link to information about it. So I am in the process of learning more about SU.

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