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e0n 09-18-2003 09:55 PM

can't 'su' while in graphic mode?
 
Hi guys,

ive been using linux for almost a year now and im tryin different distros to see which one fits my needs best. So far, i prefer Gentoo 1.4, but their is just one thing that really pisses me off: I can't switch users (su) while using any graphical desktop (I get a "su: permission denied" error msg). Im practically sure i read about this bug (or is it a security feature?) somewhere but i just cant remember. i googled for it but i just can't find anything relevant. Does anyone care to help me out? Any hints/tips would be greatly appreciated!

Caeda 09-19-2003 12:35 AM

I'm sure its a security feature, as I can turn up my security level in SuSE and make it so no one can su no matter if they are in x or text console.

e0n 09-19-2003 07:10 AM

dyou have any idea how to turn it off w/o using a GUI app?


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