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08-Aug-2012, 01:27 PM #1
Peppermint Linux Problems
Whenever I try to log in as a super user, I usually execute the command: su <enter> [my password] <enter>
It is always telling me that authentication failed. However, I know the password is correct, and no other programs were running in super user, not even updates. In addition I have a .sh I usually can execute to run a java file in the terminal. When I try to run the file, after applying proper permissions, nothing happens. What's wrong?
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09-Aug-2012, 05:12 AM #2
According to Wikipedia Peppermint OS is a derivative of Ubuntu. Ubuntu does not use su - it uses sudo instead.

sudo for non-graphical apps e.g. Terminal apps
gksudo for graphical e.g. GUI apps

Have you tried that?
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