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    eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    Got a trial eee PC for the school today, so far so good except for a sudo issue, Firefox and Open Office run smoothly and no problems connecting to our WPA protected wireless network. Everyone likes them and everyone wants one.

    So now I need to figure how I can configure them for student use. I thought I'd add a student user and disable sudo for that account but it seems it is not possible to add another user, there's no adduser command and nothing in the KDE control panel so I guess it does not support multiple users. For disabling sudo I removed the line User All=(All) NOPASSWD:ALL from /etc/sudoers but after reboot I only got a black screen and had to reinstall the OS so I guess the default and only user account needs sudo access for something loading during boot up.

    So is this the demise for the eee PC OS? Anyone else had any luck or ideas?

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    where u get the trial from?

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    Misco got them in stock yesterday, I got it in the post today.

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    Is the trail free how could we get one please?

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    no, it was not free to the school but free for me

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    I was playing with this today, its a massive security bug which opens the machine up to all sorts of exploits!.

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    I think it likely comes down to the intended purpose of the device. It is meant to be a 'here's your personal laptop, don't break it and you can do what you like with it' device I reckon. Any other use would mean having to install your own OS on it.

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    It's not going to be long before the kids find sudo rm -rf / command, or email each other script to do just that.

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    I was considering buying some as a shared bookable resource for our LRC, I guess I'll be better off loading another distro on it.

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    cant you access the comand line like on ubuntu and sudo passwd root set a password and then sudo is not able to be used except with password (diffrent from user)

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    seems some of the startup (/etc/alternatives/x-session-manager) for example refer to passwordless sudo ? seems a bit sloppy.

    I've copied the /opt/xandros directory to another machine (running icewm) and I can get all the same UI by running /opt/xandros/bin/AsusLauncher
    (edit the /opt/xandros/share/AsusLauncher/simpleui.rc to change icons/applications) So I reckon it would be fairly easy to get the same 'feel' working on another install.

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    Re: eee PC Multiple Users and disabling sudo

    cant you access the comand line
    Ctrl+Alt+T



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