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Old 01-07-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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Cannot run as root in KDE


HI all!

It's me again. I have recently had problems getting on KDE with my root user. More precisely the problem started today. Anyway here's the situation:

I am trying to log on to root on KDE (I have un-hidden root user in my user list) but end up with 1.) a hung computer, or 2.) getting kicked out of KDE, and re-entering and being shown the KDE log-in screen again.

I would like to know if ANYONE faces the same problem, and how it might be solved. I am using Mandrake 9.2, kernel 2.4.22-21mdk. Also, I would like to know if this might be caused by installing the synaptics mouse driver, since this was the only other thing I installed today.

As a side-note, I would like to thank all for helping me solve MANY problems up till now. Kudos to the members here! Thanks again.

Regards
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:10 PM   #2
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You are trying to log into KDE as root? How?? From kdm/gdm/xdm?? Why not just log into KDE as a user and open a terminal and su to root???

I guess I'm lost as to the purpose of this.

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:57 PM   #3
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Well, it's not so much the purpose of the action, as it is the fact that I suddenly can't do it anymore. It is fairly disturbing to know that somewhere, the system is not working properly. And I purpose to resolve it asap. So, I hope the ensuing replies (if there are any) focus on solving the problem, and not providing alternatives.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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I asked questions for a purpose not just for the fun of it!! I provided you with alternatives to use in the meantime hoping that you would provide some additional information as to what you were trying to accomplish so I COULD help you with your situation. However, since you seem to want random acts of crystal-ball readings, let me be the first to chime in::

*--* shaking magic ball *--*

the wonderful magic ball reading is:

*----->> Close your eyes and hit CTRL-ALT-DEL <<-------*

$note: this post contains no useful information much like the post preceeding it so read only at your own leisure$

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Old 01-07-2004, 05:45 PM   #5
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Hey! Sorry if I sounded hostile. That was definitely not my intention. Just that I needed to know what causes such (seemingly) random problems. I am concerned about the stability of my version of Mandrake 9.2. Seems to be extremely volatile. Well, no hard feelings, and thanks anyway!
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:49 PM   #6
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What rberry88 is trying to ask you is What are you doing? are you trying to log into KDE or su in a terminal? you are not explaining yourself and rberry88 ask you what you were trying to do.........


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Old 01-07-2004, 05:54 PM   #7
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Well here is what I was trying to do. This is from Mandrake's documentation on diskdrake, a partitioning utility.

"Warning

In order to perform the steps in this example, you must login directly as root, not as your user account.

First of all, you need to unmount the /home partition by clicking on it and then pressing the unmount button... blah blah blah "

So, when they say this, does it mean I have to log on to KDE as root? Well, I have used PM8 for the partitioning so it doesn't really matter now. And perhaps I haven't made myself clear on this, but WHY are there such sudden problems (i.e. cannot log on to KDE as root, when it worked just yesterday) and even if I am not intending to do anything at all, why do such problems appear? Thanks
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:57 PM   #8
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lotec25:

I think I mentioned several times I want to log on as root in KDE, not su in terminal. I have un-hidden my root so that I can log on to KDE as root. Cheers!

Regards
 
Old 01-07-2004, 11:58 PM   #9
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lotec25:

I think I mentioned several times I want to log on as root in KDE, not su in terminal. I have un-hidden my root so that I can log on to KDE as root. Cheers!

Regards
Just a little FYI you don't have to unhide and look at root on your user pick list you can just type root in there. I recently resized one of my partitions through diskdrake through my user acct. with pword to get into mcc of course, but no probs When I had probs at first with 9.2 just boot of your 1st cd and pick upgrade no current setups will be changed but it will kinda "look over" everything may fix your prob, fixed random ones I had.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 01:18 AM   #10
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Go into the MCC and change the auto loggin option to no auto loggin. Then you can choose the user or root login.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 04:54 AM   #11
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Well, thanks for the advice. It solved my problems, though I would like to know if this seeming instability is innate of the distribution. Such random problems does linux injustice, given the os's reputation for stability...
 
Old 01-11-2004, 08:47 AM   #12
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Hi all. I hate to do this. But I really need to know how to get log on to root in KDE again. Well, actually I don't NEED to know but I really would like to know because the knowledge of some error on the computer is highly disturbing. I would like to add that the computer freezes when KDE loads the panel. Thanks!
 
Old 01-11-2004, 07:35 PM   #13
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Log on as root and type kde

Have you updated everything?

Can you use any other GUI. If not then your problem is not with KDE but with your xf86configuration And you'll need to make anouther one. And yes if you didn't install the mouse driver correctly it could have buggered up the configuration. Maybe its not your installing it wrong so much as the driver just wasn't made specificly for this version of linux.

Remember that even though you can't get into kde this doesn't meen that the os has crashed or is unstable. If you had had some type of web service or file sharing demon running you would still have been doing that in the background.
 
  


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