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Old 08-27-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
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execute as root


Hello,

I tried to install a driver via the console. However, it says I need to be the root user to exec.
What was the parrameter I needed to add so it asks for the root password?


Greetz
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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type "su" without the quotes in the console before running your command. It should ask for the root pass.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:18 PM   #3
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ok, thanks

Now it sais I'm running X, and I'm not supposed to run X ...
Where can I stop X?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:22 PM   #4
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Type CTRL+ALT+F1, which will switch you into a textual console, and login as root. Then type "init 3". This should bring you down to text mode (you may still need to log out of your X session, if so, go back to it with CTRL+ALT+F7 and log out).
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:25 PM   #5
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hey cool! I learned something new there too! I was editing xorg.conf and using a false driver name to stay in text mode lol.
 
  


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