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Old 04-12-2007, 06:41 AM   #1
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Etch root boot up


I recently netinstalled etch on an AMD 64 dual core machine with Asus MB using the installgui option.

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to get Etch to let me do a regular logon as root in Gnome (or even KDE) since I need to change some config files and can't get there when logged on as the regular user?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 07:00 AM   #2
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Normally, one would log in as a regular user, open a terminal, su to root, and edit config files to your heart's content.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 07:09 AM   #3
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Yes , you should probably explain which problems you have :
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I need to change some config files and can't get there when logged on as the regular user
There should be no problem loggin as a user and edit configuration files, even with a GUI.

If its with a GUI, you probably have to do:
Code:
su 
xauth merge ~user/.Xauthority
and then launch your GUI
or install the package sux and then run
Code:
sux /path/to/config_gui
or use sudo
 
Old 04-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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If you just want GDM to allow you to login as root, you can do one of the following. It is usually better to not login in as root though.

1. In /etc/gdm/gdm.conf, add AllowRoot=true under the [security] section.

or

2. Go to Administration >> Login Window. On the Security tab, check Allow local system administrator login.

And once again, logging in as root is not the best way to do things.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 08:18 AM   #5
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Thank you everyone for your help. I've got it done.

I needed to make one or two suggested changes to my samba.conf since, although the Windows machines can see my Linux box, they can't log on. The Linux box has no problem logging on to them so I can live with it and was just trying to tidy things up.

I may be back on it though but anyway, thanks again for the help on the logon question.
 
  


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