I'm running the lastest Xbian on my Pi and created a new user on it. Whenever I log on to the Pi via SSH, the sudo prompt shows up right after the motd. It doesn't matter if that user is actually allowed to use sudo or not. If he's not, an error message appears after providing the password and nothing happens besides the bash prompt appearing. If the user is allowed to use sudo, the bash prompt appears right after entering the password.

The .profile and .bashrc are default and nothing in it requires sudo. Removing them also changes nothing. Deleting and adding the user again also doesn't help.

Does anyone know why the sudo prompt appears and how I can get rid of it?

It's a bug in the new release: http://forum.xbian.org/thread-168-post-2361.html#pid2361

  • I assume you have X installed? Have you customised it at all? Jan 13, 2013 at 8:50
  • It's a plain Xbian installation. I guess X is preinstalled, but I haven't changed anything. Jan 13, 2013 at 9:28
  • What do you mean by The sudo prompt?
    – Jivings
    Jan 13, 2013 at 9:36
  • XBian v1.0 comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. !Importance notice! rpi-update breaks core features of xbian, use it at your own risk Last login: Sun Jan 13 10:32:48 2013 from SOMEMACHINE [sudo] password for USERNAME: Jan 13, 2013 at 10:22
  • Can you post that update as an answer? That was you can mark it answered :)
    – Jivings
    Jan 13, 2013 at 12:16

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It's a bug in the latest release and has been reported. It will hopefully be fixed soon.

http://forum.xbian.org/thread-168-post-2361.html#pid2361 https://github.com/xbianonpi/xbian/issues/221

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