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ubuntu password help

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by [email protected], 18 Jul 2006.

  1. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,518

    installed whilst I was making tea, now I dont know the SU password any ideas, Didn't set one ..

    also can this support 1680x1050?
  2. BillytheImpaler

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    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    It can when you install your video drivers.

    The password to su should be the same as your user password. Root is disabled by default so instead to changing to root, just sue sudo and provide your own login password.
  3. Mr Potatohead


    Joined: 22 Nov 2003

    Posts: 313

    Location: Aberdeen

    The root password used by su isn't set in ubuntu. Instead it uses sudo which requires your password instead.

    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    edit: Beaten to it :(
  4. [email protected]


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