When I try to install software updates using the "Software Update" GUI, I am asked for the root password. Although, I can 'su' in a terminal, the password is not recognized as correct in the GUI prompt. I believe this is due to the user account name being different from the root account name. How can I still use the GUI then?
I followed instructions on the wiki page for git copied the git-promp.sh to my home dir, source it .zshrc and then added the variables to my prompt. The git status prompt does not update when I switch in or out of a directory or execute a command, but it does properly update if I source the .zshrc file manualy.Shouldn't it update on every command or did i miss something?
If you boot the installer and when it has started, use Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to a different virtual terminal, you should find a root command prompt waiting. From there you can run `lspci -nn` or perha... [by TrevorH]
What have I missed?
Precise, 2D Unity, Auto-login to a single admin account.
Update Manager set to present all updates daily.
Synaptic used for individual package management otherwise.
Password always prompted for by that application at all operations.
At the last couple of update presentations, Update Manager didn't prompt for admin password when okayed to install updates.