Root shell terminates after first keystroke
Eric Martin wrote:
> Tim wrote:
>> Tonight, for no apparent reason, a problem has started cropping up when
>> I 'sudo su'. The root shell will start up fine, but after the first time
>> I hit a key, the shell terminates - apparently normally. A sample try
>> looks like this (I begin to type "emerge", with little success):
>> tim@wozniak ~ $ sudo su
>> wozniak tim # eexit
>> tim@wozniak ~ $
>> This occurs no matter how long I wait before hitting a key. Using 'su'
>> without the preceding 'sudo' will let me into a normal root shell
>> without the problem occurring. The problem also occurs only in Konsole,
>> not at a tty. I should mention, based on this, that I'm running KDE4.
>> How might I go about fixing this?
> Dumb question, why are you exec'ing /sudo su/? Why not just /su/ or /su
> -/ or /sudo/ ?
I figured out how to execute 'sudo su' without a password before I
figured out how to do the same with 'su'. I use sudo on a regular basis
(e.g. sudo emerge -avu world) without trouble, including after this
problem started, and su works too, it just adds the hassle of typing a
I know, I know, my laziness is winning out over proper security, shame
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