yeehiHow do I keep the su login for my session  so that I don't have to re-enter it every time i install a package?13:57
geirhayou mean sudo?14:05
geirhayou can configure sudo in various ways. You can for instance say that your user should be able to run sudo apt-get without entering a password14:05
ubot2Factoid 'sudoers' not found14:05
ubot2sudo is a command to run command-line programs with superuser privileges ("root") (also see !cli). Look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo for more information. For graphical applications see !gksu (GNOME, Xfce), or !kdesudo (KDE). If you're unable to execute commands with sudo see: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo14:06
yeehiThe command: sudo sha256 file.tgz requires a passphrase - which passphrase is that? I get gobbledegook when i just hit enter15:02
smartboyhwyeehi, your password presumably15:08
yeehismartboyhw, i enter my su command but then I need another passphrase...15:10
SnowmanX11yeehi: sudo su - then your password and after you do not need password again.15:12
SnowmanX11yeehi: you can use root commands without password15:13
yeehii installed conky - it says disk: 60% what does this mean? Disk is nowhere near 60 percent full...21:31
geirhayeehi: It's been ages since I've looked into conky, but I'm guessing it's the default configuration of conky that's a bit weird21:53
geirhaI'm guessing "disk" means "/"21:53
geirhaDid you get your other issue solved?21:53
yeehithanks, geirha - i wonder what it could mean... i did spend a bit of time writing over some SDD space during installation, maybe that has something to do with it21:54
yeehiother issue not solved yet - asking at debian forum - they will know there21:54
geirhais there a /etc/conkyrc file? or anything in /etc with conky in its name?21:56
geirhaIf so, open it in a pager or editor and search for "disk:"21:56
geirhamight give some clues if you combine it with "man conkyrc" (or maybe man conky)21:56
geirhaAnyway, as for the previous issue. Neither sudo or su will ask for a passphrase; they'll ask for a password21:59
geirhaI'm guessing this sha256 command is the one asking for a passphrase. I'm not familiar with that command.21:59
yeehithanks geirha - v helpful22:00
yeehigeirha - one different thing, i keep having to log in as su.  Where do I set it so that i login as su for one session and then stay logged in, eg for synaptic or running terminal commands?22:21
geirhanot possible22:35
geirhayou can configure sudo to not ask for password though22:35
geirhaand we don't really support suing to root22:36
geirhaIn ubuntu, you should use sudo rather than su22:38

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