This article will show you are to disable UAC (User Access Controls) aka those pesky popup dialogs where you must enter your password in Ubuntu Linux! As many of you know, this feature was implemented in Windows Vista but went horribly wrong and is the reason it has been removed in Windows 7. Linux, which is known for its hardened security, has a similar mechanism but is implemented in a much better way. But sometimes these messages can become burdensome and you just want to disable them (like the box that says “Enter your password to perform administrative tasks”). Luckily, there is a very simple solution! Note: This is not recommended unless you are the only user on the system!
To disable password prompts in Ubuntu 9.04
- From ther terminal window, run the command:
- Find the line that says:
%admin ALL=(ALL) ALL
and change it to:
%admin ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
- Save file by hitting Ctrl-X
- Thats it!