Questions tagged [sudo]

sudo stands for Super User Do. It allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (if configured access permissions allow it), by default the superuser and is therefore prefixed before commands when full access to the operating system is required.

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How to change user pi sudo permissions; how to add other accounts with different permissions?

Since I occasionally use my Pi over SSH, I have learned that it is dangerous to allow SSH to access sudo commands. Thus, I plan to turn off this permission in the near future. But, when I install ...
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Why my program won't communicate through ttyAMA0 on Raspbian (Jessie)?

I am running two different Raspberry PI and they are running Raspbian Wheezy and Jessie. On Wheezy, I simply commented out a line T0:23: respawn:/sbin/getty -L ttyAMA0 115200 Vt00 in /etc/inittab file....
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Automatically run a program as root for GPIO?

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian that I want to auto-login and then automatically run a program that uses the GPIO as root. I have auto-login working as per this website. What is the best way ...
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How to play audio without being root (via sudo)?

In order to play audio (espeak or aplay for example) I have to be root (via sudo). How can I do those as just a regular user? Is there a group I must be a member of or do I have to change some ...
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startx: command not found

I am total newbie to Raspbian world and my problem is that I can't start the GUI because when I write: > startx I get back: bash-: startx command not found; using sudo returns the same error. ...
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Autorun Firefox on startup…grrrrrrr!

Long Story (Short): Okay, I've read all of the guides, questions etc I can find and it's still not happening. I can't get the browser to open its self up when the pi boots. Background: I'm following ...
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sudo apt-get not working

I was trying to install re2c but terminal replies the following: sudo apt-get install re2c Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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Why do I have to `sudo`?

I've followed a couple of tutorials on my RPi and a lot of commands start with sudo; what does it mean and what does it do?
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Node.Js on raspbian not found with Sudo

I installed node.js according to this article . For this i downloaded a precompiled node.js arm-pi distributition and unzipped it cd /opt sudo wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.28/node-v0.10.28-...
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Start Service with Sudo

I am trying to run an Express API server with sudo permissions and have it automatically start on boot. The API needs access to bcm2835 library, and I get the following when trying to run node server....
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How to solve “Encountered a section with no Package: header” error?

I am running a bunch of class Raspberry Pi computers behind a school proxy. I'm using Raspbian off a very recent NOOBS image. The internet connection is supplied through the school WiFi and after ...
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Accessing gpio not working as non-root. “Can't open /dev/mem: : Permission denied”

I am attempting to get a c++ program to access the gpio as non-root. I am on a raspi 2 running Jessie. I followed the instructions on issue: Access GPIO pins without root. No access to /dev/mem. Try ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS sudo apt-get update exits with dpkg error code (1)

I'm running a Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS xenial. sudo apt-get update exits with: dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.157.11_all.deb (--unpack): trying ...
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Unable to use SSH to access Pi over local network

Please could someone help me to undo this command, I tried for enabling ssh on the pi?: sudo rm /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* && sudo dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server I read that command on this page. ...
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Repairing Sudoers.so file permissions

I was messing around with permissions on my pi today and I managed to accidentally change the permissions on /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so to anyone can view anyone can write and nobody can execute. After ...