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Peppermint Linux Problems

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by lastrachris, Aug 8, 2012.

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  1. lastrachris

    lastrachris Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. arochester

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    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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