I’m running in a VM another Distro and on log-in I’m asked for the user password and when needed (launching Gufw for example)i have to enter the root one.
and if i recall correctly it is the same in other Distros i tried as well.
on Manjaro the loging in password is the same as when i need to type the Sudo one,
even though i entered two different password when i installed the OS.
gufw should be using polkit …
This may be different on other distros using frozen/old/patched versions of gufw that are using
sudo or similar.
(ours is patched too - but to make
gufw-polkit actually open … because their launch scripts have inherent problems still unfixed)
In any case these functions are also controlled by their respective configs, such as
/etc/sudoers … so theres more than one point of possible difference.
The login password you use for a session is the one you will use for sudo. The password for sudo is not the password of the account you are changing to.
youre answer is to technical for me,
and it’s the same in every task that needs admin permissions;like updating/downloading packages.
i think i understand that,but why the difference between distros.
What’s the distro you’re referring to?
I think that here you could find your answer, then.