el_koraco wrote:The next time ti happens, try running pactl exit as normal user, not root.Thanks a lot for the hint! But, raises a question: How do you manage knowing so much?
I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on a Dell XPS 17.
For some reason, sound works for only for the root user. Alsamixer, Audacious, and Phonon all work from root but not as a normal user. Moreover, Phonon is not showing audio hardware as a normal user.
If it matters, I am starting kde from the console user login using startx /usr/bin/startkde.
sudo -i in the terminal will made normal user into root user & after changing into root user if we exit then again we will be back to normal user.If we try again , next time it directly takes me into a root user without asking the password.
So why this is happening and what's the timeout of this facility?
Bottom Line: why turning into root user with out asking the password.
el_koraco wrote: It's mostly your typical "dumb journalist copy pastes shit and makes it sound worse than it is".Yes, well this dumb journalist really didn't understand the ramifications, and therefore asked. Thanks, el_koraco, for the explanation.
I read all the pam_time.so threds and I manage to do simple user login-time restrictions. But when it come to root it just do not work. I know that there is a lot of documentation but that is a functionality I need as soon as posible. In final I need a simple explanation on how to make login-time restriction on root acount.
This is such an elementary question, and I can't believe I've been using Unix (Linux and Mac) for over 5 years without knowing this!
The root user has group id 0 and user id 0. Hence lower group ids have more permission. The question is, if I want to create an administrator group, where all members have the same rights as the root group, is that a safe practice?