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oluwasijibomi 08-13-2009 10:45 AM

Root account login
 
I just installed Fedora 10. But after installation i can't access the root account. I get this response that says Unable to authenticate user. Can anybody help?

mobinskariya 08-13-2009 11:21 AM

can u login as root from terminal??

repo 08-13-2009 11:23 AM

Don't login in the GUI as root.
Login as user, and use the terminal to become root, if you need to do root tasks.

ThinkFree 08-13-2009 11:53 AM

Graphical login for root is disabled in most of the distros.

John VV 08-13-2009 03:50 PM

the Gnome and fedora teams ( mostly Gnome) have DISABLED the root login for the GUI.
login as a NORNAL user then in the terminal get to root with the " su - " command
example
Code:

su -
( your root password when asked )
gedit

or install KDE
or install KDE and use KDM to run Gnome ( i do that )

oluwasijibomi 08-18-2009 04:27 AM

Thanks to you all, I got it, but i think there's a way you can edit the user text(with vi command) to always allow you login at the GUI. the particular one to edit is what i don't know now

John VV 08-18-2009 03:57 PM

yes there is a hack for Gnome that will allow you to login as root BUT some programs WILL NOT run if you are logged in as root AND running the Gnome GUI ( x server)

IF you really DO NEED TO RUN the system ( gui and all ) as root install KDE or use kde's KDM to start Gnome
.


the only time i like to do that is to FIX a busted system but using the terminal is just fine for that . so there is no real need to use the gui root login .
but if you want to then use KDE

moxieman99 08-18-2009 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oluwasijibomi (Post 3647654)
Thanks to you all, I got it, but i think there's a way you can edit the user text(with vi command) to always allow you login at the GUI. the particular one to edit is what i don't know now

Yes, there is, but because of the dangers of your computer being turned into a zombie and infecting or annoying the rest of us, people are very hesitant to give it to you. Try googling it if you must.

John VV is right as well: Some programs, such as installers using GUIs, refuse to work in Root, and Fedora 10 I know refuses to let Root install except via the command line (terminal).

What, specifically, are you trying to do as Root? If your problem is that you are running into difficulties doing an install via the command line, let us know. I think you will find people more than willing to give you suggested shell commands to run.

Remember, it's not just you. Nobody cares whether you run your own computer as Root or not. The problem is the danger you pose to the rest of us. You get an infection and the rest of us pay. Solution: Don't let you get an infection by refusing to help you log in initially as Root. We're not doing it for you; we're doing it for us.

oluwasijibomi 08-31-2009 06:56 AM

Hello Peolple. I'm installing Fedora again, but this time around not on VMware. I want to have XP professional on another partition. Which one should I install first. Anyone please help.

ThinkFree 08-31-2009 08:02 AM

Install XP first, and then fedora. You won't need to make any changes in grub manually. The second option is also there, but then you have to modify grub yourself to show XP in boot menu.


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