Modify Root user account ?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
# 1  
Modify Root user account ?

How can I modify Root account ? (I want to change the default shell after logging in)
# 2  
Your distro should have a config setup utility where you can edit information like that.

What distro are you using? In SuSE you can go to Control Panel and then edit users there.
# 3  

in nearly every derivat the default user shell is configured in /etc/passwd. vi it and change the last column to your favorite shell......

greetings Pre▀y
# 4  
great , thanks alot

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #276
Difficulty: Easy
OpenSolaris was based on Solaris, which was originally released by Sun in 1999.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Sudo to delegate permission from non-root user to another non-root user

I've been through many threads before i decide to create a separate thread. I can't really find the solution to my (simple) problem. Here's what I'm trying to achieve: As "canar" user I want to run a command, let's say "/opt/ocaml/bin/ocaml" as "duck" user. The only to achieve this is to... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: canar
1 Replies

2. Solaris

how to su - from non root acount to non root account

HI i am trying to give su access to some users say X Y and Z to a account AB . I am able to give them su access to root with the help of sudoers file but i want to give them password less access to AB account which i am not able to do . I want to this when user X fires "su - AB" he is not... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: rishiraaz
9 Replies

3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

audit user commands of different users under root account

Hi, I would like to know if there is anyway that I can pinpoint the user before/after he connects to the root? Also, I'm trying to find out what are the commands he inputs under root access. (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: pointgetter0
6 Replies

4. Solaris

How to see the root information from user loging account?

Hi friends when ever user tried to loging to the server from the user account.we can see the from who -u command.this was fine shut@erpqas $ who -u ipadmin pts/1 Mar 18 16:05 old 157 ( ipadmin pts/3 Mar 19 08:29 old 11076 ... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: tv.praveenkumar
3 Replies

5. Red Hat

startx by non-root user account in red hat linux kernel 2.6

How can I use the command "startx" by other user account such as "oracle" ?? I cannot startx by user account oracle ?? How to fix it ??? Any adivce ??? I use red hat linux kernel 2.6 $ startx Fatal server error: PAM authentication failed, cannot start X server. Perhaps you do... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: chuikingman
0 Replies

6. Debian

password less login to root from a user account

hello friends, one user is created named "user1" I login as "user1" . Now when i do "su -" to be root user I have to give password for root . Is there any way through which we can skip giving the password to root. i.e. user1@work:~$ su - Password: xxxxxx work:~$ I don't want that... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: pradeepreddy
1 Replies

7. Solaris

not able modify a file even as root

Hi all, i have installed solaris 5.10 on my pc and now not able to change the /etc/hosts file even as a root user,the file always opening in readonly mode. and also can anybody explain how to configure internet connection in solaris.. Thanks in advance Regards Srikanth (16 Replies)
Discussion started by: srikanthg
16 Replies

8. AIX

Can't login root account due to can't find root shell

Hi, yesterday, I changed root's shell in /etc/passwd, cause a mistake then I can not log in root account (can't find correct shell). I attempted to log in single-mode, however, it prompted for single-mode's password then I type root's password but still can not log in. I'm using AIX 5L version 5.2... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: neikel
2 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to reactivate expired account in Linux as a root user

I am an administrator of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. Now one account expired. I wonder how to reactivate the account. Thanks (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: cy163
2 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

create or modify user account to have same access as root

Is there a way to create or better yet modify a user account so it has the same privs as root? (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: xadamz23
6 Replies

Featured Tech Videos