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DL5BCA
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password root

Post by DL5BCA » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:17 pm

Hello,

I wanted to make changes (indenting the left edge of the screen on the analog Pal output) to the boot / config.txt. Since I am not allowed to do this as a pi user, I entered a password for the user root ...
Now I wanted to register with it, which unfortunately doesn't work.

Why does this not work?
73 Thomas
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g0mjw
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Re: password root

Post by g0mjw » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:36 pm

You need to use sudo, not the root login

e.g. sudo nano

don't do things as root as it will probably result in files with ownership you can't change unless you do something like

sudo chown pi [filename]

or whatever the syntax is.

Mike

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Re: password root

Post by DL5BCA » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:58 pm

Hallo Mike,

thank you, that works...
73 Thomas
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