User Permission

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Hi I am new to linux and have just installed it on my laptop!

I have notice that on my username i cannot run alot of things like cfdisk and iwconfig unless i login as SU

Is this normal or acan i give my username SU permissions or something like that????

Question by:bryanchellen
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    This is normal - in linux, most users do NOT configure themselves to be administrators be default - you can use su to switch users OR you can use sudo to run a single command as the super user.  (sudo needs to be installed and configured first).

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