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Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this issue. I've installed Mandriva 2008.1 RC2 3 or 4 times now (various reasons!) & each time entering the password for 'root'. Once i'm in my user account & need to use an application that requires root priviliges I have not been prompted for a password! After doing a 'passwd root' all was well... a bug or is it just me?

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It's not that I'm complaining or anything, but I'm running Mdv 2008.0 with Gnome (installed form live CD) and have no such problem. How come? Is this bug not universal?

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Sometimes being a member of the group wheel, means that you won't get prompted for password access to root. Although not always the case across different distros.

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It's just a bug in 2008 Spring RC2 One, somehow the One installer doesn't properly set the root password. The bug is tagged release_critical, it'll be fixed before final.

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Hey i am using Mandriva Free 2008 Spring. i am not having any such problem.

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Hey i am using Mandriva Free 2008 Spring. i am not having any such problem.

 

The issue was for Mandiva 2008.1 & not 2008 though I have to stress this is now resolved.. :)

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