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Old 04-01-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
bsm2003
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Mandy 9.1 and gui root login???????????


installed mdk9.1 love it. but I cant login with gui as root. I use kde 3.1. I like using the kde kernel tweaker. any help appreciated


hp 762n
80 gb
dvd
cdrw
nvidia gforce 420mx 32mb ram
512 mb pc2100 ddr
 
Old 04-01-2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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when you're logged in as a normal user, press crtl + alt + backspace, this will bring you to the login screen where you can login as root
 
Old 04-01-2003, 08:44 AM   #3
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thanks but didn't work.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 10:28 AM   #4
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Can you start a terminal while in KDE and then, while in that terminal, enter an "su -" command to switch to your root user?

Actually, not using X as root is probably a good thing. The root user is powerful, but is also presents a lot of risk to your system. In most cases, I am able to run any program from KDE and when a specific program requires root privileges, it prompts for the root password.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 12:32 PM   #5
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Originally posted by bsm2003
thanks but didn't work.
I should've asked the first time, but what exactly doesn't work?
Do you even see the login screen or aren't you using the GUI to log in.
 
Old 04-01-2003, 12:40 PM   #6
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Go into the KDE control center (if you're using kdm or mdkdm) and there's a setting there that will allow root to log in.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 01:39 AM   #7
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Yeah, that's a fun one!
Go into the Mandrake Control Center, click on Hardware. Click on Display Manager Chooser (the traffic signal icon). Choose GDM. That one will let you logon as root.
HTH.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 05:53 AM   #8
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Either typing root at the terminal screen upon boot up or logging out of your user and typing root.

"su -" is incorrect. Its "su". SU is the same as root.

Mandrake lets you login as root by typing root at the text login screen or GUI login screen.

I hope you remember your root's password. Its a pain to get it.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 06:08 PM   #9
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If you are wanting to access root directories and files, you can open File Manager as Super User.
START>APPLICATIONS>FILE TOOLS>FILE MANAGER-SUPER USER MODE. <password>
In my case this allows me access to my /mnt/windows hard drive too.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 09:30 PM   #10
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I don't know if this was ever really answered, but to get the root option when you start x:

"Start">Configuration>KDE>System>Login Manager

Then select the users tab and uncheck root as being a hidden user.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 11:51 PM   #11
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I had to type (as root) "xwmconfig" then "startx" and I was in gui.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 04:15 PM   #12
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Thanks mawarsha, That was perfect. The plethora of responses just goes to show how many different ways there are to do something with the penguin.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 06:22 PM   #13
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"su -" is incorrect. Its "su". SU is the same as root.
The - gives you the users enviorment you are SU'ing to. Its a valid command switch for su.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 08:02 PM   #14
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Can anyone tell me if SU will affect the X session that you are in? Thanks
 
Old 05-01-2003, 04:40 PM   #15
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SU is simply the command to switch user. By default it switches to the root user. It simply means all commands after logging in as root are executed with the root user's privilages, until you exit/logout. Linux and X will run perfectly fine with another user on the system at once, it's designed to.
 
  


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