Fedora Core Sudo

Fixing Sudo in Fedora Core

Here’s how to get SUDO working in Fedora Core Linux



So you just installed a fresh copy of Fedora Core Linux.  Everyone knows you aren’t supposed to use root (Don’t they?).  During the installation you created a new user named superman.  You finish the install, and logon as superman.  You deside to update Fedora using yum.  You go to a command prompt and type sudo yum check-update.  You get some funky error message saying you’re not allowed to sudo.


  1. Open a terminal program (command prompt).
  2. Type: su –
  3. Type:  usermod superman -a -G wheel
  4. Log off, and when you log back on you should be able to use sudo!

Glad I could help!

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