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I switch from Fedora to Debian... But Debian wont let me log in as root like Fedora . How can I open folders/files as root? I need to cofig a few system files plz help Im a noob and need some experiece user knowledge...Thx
Alt+F2 then for KDE type kdesu konqueror
for Gnome type gksu nautilus
You can them browse and open the files with whatever text editor you use.
Sudo only works if you have the permissions in the sudousers file.It is more a MEPIS and Ubuntu thing, though I guess you could set it up and use it in Debian.Never used sudo myself.
Noone but me knows my root password, that way noone can screw with my system.
Try looking under your System menu (KDE) for File Manager Superuser. If you click it , you will be prompted for your root password then Konqueror will open as root. Browse and edit all you want.
Like craigevil said you can setup gksu. I haven't used kdesu myself so I don't know how that works. Gksu works with sudo though. So you'll probably have to go into the command line to use "visudo" to change the permissions.