I am new to Raspberry and I am trying to access Libre Office however I am being denied since I don't have the access rights.

I just recently installed Raspbian so everything is at default including my username and password.

Yet I haven't been asked for my password or username at any point, when I connect it to a power it automatically logs in.

How do I get my access rights?

I am using latest version of everything since I set it up yesterday. Specifically I use Raspbian Jessie (it says kernel 4.1 in its website). I just click the icon from GUI menu and nothing else, yet it do not let me open it.

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    It's difficult to give any help as of now. Please describe in detail which raspbian version you have installed and how you try to use Libre Office.
    – framp
    Oct 24, 2015 at 18:48
  • Just did, is there anything else I should provide? Is there a command that I should type into the terminal?
    – ozgeneral
    Oct 24, 2015 at 21:14

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Just figured it out. It turns out that the default account for Raspberry (username: pi, password: raspberry) does not have access rights for some functionalities. Therefore I could either do:


or just log in as root instead. In order to set a root password, first use

sudo passwd root 

then just switch users to have access rights to everything. That solved it for me, hopefully it will help other beginners that encounter the same trouble.

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    Beware using the GUI as root is considered a security risk.
    – goldilocks
    Oct 25, 2015 at 15:54

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