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New to Linux, want to tinker around but cannot figure out how to get root permissions to my login, or login as root (can do this in terminal, but that is not much help for the rest of the environment I am working in!).
You can also use sudo - login as root into the terminal; and add your "normal" user to /etc/sudoers (the file itself will help you with the syntax) - thereafter you can run priveleged commands like so:
I realize that you are new to either Linux, or Fedora (or both), but your problem appears to be multi-part.
I run Fedora at home, and whenever I click on a system level application such as the firewall configuration app, I get prompted for root password. It would really help if you fully explained what it is you want to achieve, because so far it appears you yourself are not entirely certain what the goal is.