[SATLUG] Root Password - Help Please!!!!

Brinkley Harrell jbharrell at fusemeister.com
Wed Sep 29 17:28:36 CDT 2010

  On 9/29/10 9:53 AM, Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> Hi All!
> Resetting up mom's computer with my helper.  Using Ubuntu 10.04.  Trying to
> install Lexmark printer drivers but asking for root password.  I have no
> idea what that is or if it is something I may have checked some where that
> we shouldn't have checked.
> Is there some place that I need to uncheck "use root password" or how can I
> find out what the root password is so my helper can install these drivers.


Ubuntu disables the root account by default. All root activities are 
performed through the graphical user interface or using the "sudo" 
command in the terminal window.

To install a printer driver (assume that the installation script is in 
the file 'install.sh'), use the command:

                 sudo ./install.sh

The command will prompt you with a request for the *user* password and, 
then execute the script as root.

Brinkley Harrell

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