Torvalds:requiring root password for mundane things is moronic

Nathanael D. Noblet nathanael at
Fri Mar 2 16:34:31 UTC 2012

On 03/02/2012 06:59 AM, Neal Becker wrote:
>> I believe Fedora 17 has an add user to admin group checkbox when
>> adding the initial user, not sure if it is checked on or off by default.
> Actually, FC16 has this feature (and I use it).  But this is sometimes even more
> confusing.  Does that dialog want my password, or root pw?  Some dialogs do
> clearly say, some don't.


The number of times I wonder... which password do I enter here? Is 

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