[maemo-users] How to Get Root Access on the N810

From: Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Date: Wed Jun 25 17:50:45 EEST 2008
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:42:31PM -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> How do you establish root access on the N810? I don't recall setting up
> a root password. When I type:
> > su -
> It says "applet requires root privileges." If I try to use sudo, it asks
> for a password.

Here's what I do:

  * Enable Maemo Extras
  * Install openssh-server.  It will ask for a new root password.
  * Open X Terminal
  * ssh root at localhost

And then, optionally

  * 'EDITOR=vi visudo' and add at the bottom

      user ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
      root ALL = (ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

I'm afraid there's no editor more convenient than vi, and you have to
know vi to be able to use it.

> Once I get past this, how do I install apt?

Apt is preinstalled.

Marius Gedminas
We're sysadmins. To us, data is a protocol-overhead.
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