Give Yourself The Proper Linux Privileges on Your New Machine

For many of us, the days following the fresh install of a new Linux distribution are like starting your life over. It’s a time for new beginning – new choices for programs, new configurations, new icons. You have a clean slate, and it’s time to explore the possibilities the unknown distro brings with it.

Naturally, you jump on your computer, open up a terminal window, and start throwing out sudo apt-get install commands left and right to play with new applications. But wait: Error messages start flying back saying that you profile is not included as a sudoer.

Well, not exactly.

Read more: https://www.ghacks.net/2011/06/15/give-yourself-the-proper-linux-privileges-on-your-new-machine/