Originally posted by wantlinux
fatal server error is what i get
please tell us what other messages are displayed, we could help you understand the cause of it.
ps. adding another user can be done with the "adduser" command. I could strongly suggest against running your desktop as root user. A root user is allowed to destroy everything, like you could do once at an Windows 95 system. Other users are able to mess-up their own home directory, and that's it!
(every time you need root privileges, the kde will display a nice password box)