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Old 04-24-2007, 02:28 AM   #1
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How do I boot up as root in Kubuntu 6.06


Typing sudo su seems to make me root in a terminal but how would I get root access in Konqueror? Seems whenever I try to either open or create a file in one of the directories I get nowhere because I don't have permission. Or, is there a way to just boot up as the root user. Would make learning this OS a lot easier. Thanks.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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it would not make it easier, as you'd be breaking down one of the key logics within ubuntu. don't... stick with the sudo logic or ditch ubuntu altogether. and you should *never* log in to x as root on any distro anyway.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:02 AM   #3
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In Puppy Linux you log into root automatically. It does make learning Linux easier. I'm tired of all the "Permission denied" messages, it's a pain.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 03:13 AM   #4
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you're using it the wrong way then. so many people when they first start using linux think they can change to world by always using root, and breaking systmes that work very well... you'd probably do well to accept that what's there is there for a good reason and learn to appreciate the security models that exist.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 04:30 AM   #5
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OK, then tell me how I add a file to the directory. I need to add a resolv.conf file to the /etc/ directory to get my modem to work. I've been screwing with this for days and all I get is "Permission denied" over and over again. I can see why Windows has 95% of the desktop.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 04:46 AM   #6
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In Ubuntu you'd probably do:
sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf
to open or create that file. Would it be kedit in Kubuntu?
 
Old 04-24-2007, 05:16 AM   #7
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I've been screwing with this for days and all I get is "Permission denied" over and over again.
For days!!! Come on.. These rights are the basics of Unix, they exist since years.

It's always good to read a bit of documentation before using anything.

https://help.ubuntu.com/
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

sudo konqueror will launch konqueror as root for doing administrative tasks. For all the rest you don't need administrative rights.

Even vista is now doing like unix. It took them some time to get the implications of putting the user in the administrator group.


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