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#1 2005-10-14 21:41:11

thibdb13
Member
From: Mechelen - Belgium
Registered: 2005-10-11
Posts: 112

Default root password

It is now 3 days that I installed for the first time archlinux. I am very happy with, I find it a advanced mixed of debian and slackware. Shortly: that's the distribution I was looking for.
But now, I have to solve different things (new distro, new challenges).
I am trying to make some changes to the configuration under KDE and the computer is asking me for the root password (that's logical). The problem is I didn't set any password for root and the computer doesn't seem to accept "empty" root passwords.
Is there a default root password or do I have to set one when logged as root and then come back to my user account?.

Thanks

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#2 2005-10-14 21:44:19

T-Dawg
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From: Charlotte, NC
Registered: 2005-01-29
Posts: 2,736

Re: Default root password

to set the password for root:

su root
passwd

to set a password for user do the same except append your username to passwd.

this thread may help
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=15874

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