[maemo-developers] becomeroot once again but with password

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Feb 21 18:10:25 EET 2007
On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 03:46:19PM +0000, James Grimwood wrote:
> To become root on my N800 I use ssh and xterm. I installed ssh so I
> could contact my other computers, but it's also quite handy doing
> ssh root at
> So you could write a little shell script that did this and run that.
> Doesn't require editing any files (which need root access to be able
> to do in the first place, and if you can get root then why do you need
> to modify the system to become root again? ;-)

So that you can get root in an easier way.

  sudo apt-get install foo

is considerably easier to type with the vkb than

  ssh root at
  apt-get install foo

> Now the hard part is typing in the passwords using the onscreen
> keyboard. Entering autogenerated mixed-case passwords is tricky.

You do know that you can shift the case temporarily if you drag the key

Marius Gedminas
Is it not true that nobody finds it impossible to believe that a
double negative isn't bad grammatical form?
		-- Mike on alt.pizza.delivery.drivers
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