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Old 07-23-2004, 10:20 AM   #1
nicoc
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how can I change to root user in the KDE GUI


Hi,

I would like to put more fonts in ext/fonts, but I have to be a root user to have the possibility to modify this directory.
In the GUI, how do I switch to root user?
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:49 AM   #2
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i dont suggest loging into the GUI as root unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing, because you can screw up ALOT in you system if you accidentaly do something to an important file. With all cautions aside and you knowing the risks of your actions, all you do is login to the comuter as root using 'root' as the username and the the root password. This can be done in either the GUI version of the login or from the command prompt, If you do it form the command prompt you will have to use the 'startx' command after you log in. If It were me I would open up a commmand window
Code:
$su
password:
#cd [directiry with the files to be copied]
#cp [file name] [directory to be placed in]
repeat the cp command as manytimes as needed.
#exit
$exit
That is what i would do

Hope that helps
 
Old 07-23-2004, 11:30 AM   #3
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Look on the K-menu for "File Manager - Super User Mode". And happy birthday Patbuz86 .
 
Old 07-23-2004, 12:01 PM   #4
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Plus, if loading a file manager in super user mode doesn't work for you, you can always try:

$ su
Password:
# konqueror&

That should fire up the browser in root mode as well.
 
  


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