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Old 05-13-2004, 05:28 PM   #16
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You can run multiple x sessions.

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startx -- :1
 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:48 AM   #17
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http://www.linuxgazette.com/node/view/7700

This explains it.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 07:03 AM   #18
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Will check that out. As for the quote might not "Linux bug will smite everyone___"?
 
Old 05-14-2004, 08:35 AM   #19
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As for the quote might not "Linux bug will smite everyone___"?
LOL . Well it bites before it smites. You were running 8.2, right?

Best.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 07:34 PM   #20
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I am running running 9.1. Most OS's smite before they bite, unless they are cannibals.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 08:13 PM   #21
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pretty much every network OS out there prohibits what you were trying to get at (get user passwords and anonymously log in). It's one of the cornerstones of security. Similar restrictions exist in various file systems to protect the same principal. How valuable would an OS be if the admin could easily log in as the ceo, or accounting manager, or HR manager... basically have the keys to the kingdom? With the current security model you could change the password then log in, but never do so without alerting the user (thier current password wouldnt work, and since you dont know what is WAS, you cant set it to what it used to be). That is the safeguard.

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Old 05-15-2004, 10:00 AM   #22
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Interesting concept. I guesss root is not god then
 
Old 05-15-2004, 03:34 PM   #23
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*NOT TESTED!*
You can copy the shadow file somwhere, reset the password, do whatever sneaky thing you obviously have in mind, move the copy of shadow back and password should be back to original. Might require a reboot.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 04:22 PM   #24
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how do I

"Are you locked out and want/need to get into the system? Reboot into single user mode and reset root password, reboot. As for users, I don't know how you can discover the password, but you can always reset it."

that is, how do i reboot and begin in single user mode.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #25
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Go to /etc then change the default line in inittab to single user runlevel.

I will try that TheOther1 when I have time. It would be nice to know that I could be the real boss of a company in approx 7 months from from now.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 05:46 PM   #26
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Hades, how do I go to /etc? You mean the directory etc correct? exactly where is there. Under my first directory, all I have is "/floppy". If not then what do you mean by /etc?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 11:43 PM   #27
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It would be nice to know that I could be the real boss of a company in approx 7 months from from now.
Or fired and in jail...
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:07 PM   #28
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Just open up a terminal.

Type SU, then root, then your password.

Then type cd /etc.

Then vi inittab

change the default runlevel to your desired runlevel.
 
  


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