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I swapped over from FC5 to Ubuntu 5 and then recently upgraded to Ubuntu 6.
Thing is, although the Sudo shell is supposed to provide a fool proof way for new users to get to know Linux it can also really frustrate me.
What I would like to do is to learn things my own way through the traditional Graphical Root / User and Terminal Root / User.
The problem is, when I enable login for the graphical root, a lot of the useful administration tools are missing from the System > Administration submenu.
How can I get these tools back ???
The tool Alacarte Menu Editor claims that I should able to see and use them, and their equivalent commands do work from the terminal. Thing is they just arn't in the menu and it's very frustrating, can anyone help ?
You also shouldn't run Xwindows (bundle term for gnome, kde, basically anything with non-ascii art) as root, ever. That isn't the traditional way to do things. If you need root access, then google for adding a root user to ubuntu, it has been posted several places, including here. All root functions can be done easily through the konsole/terminal text only thingie.
It's been quite some time since I've used Ubuntu, but I can vaguely remember that the very first thing I did was enable the root account. From what I understand, the root user is there but it is disabled. If my memory serves me correctly you would need to get to a console and do:
sudo passwd root
and then enter the password for root. Otherwise the answer you're looking for is most certainly on the ubuntu website...