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Old 09-07-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
Milinu
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How to Login as root


I am looking for help logging into my KDE Mandrake 10.0 desktop as root. I am trying to setup the machine and keep running into permissions problems.

I have tried using the "su" command but it is kind of cumbersome.

I don't mind setting a user to the same permissions as root if that is possible.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 06:54 AM   #2
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I'm sure this thread will be overflowing with replies within a few minutes. :P (edit: I was wrong)

The concept of the root user is for the protection of the computer from hackers and viruses. (of course theres a lot more to it). You can certainly change permissions of certain things for all users, but it depends on what you really want to do. For example, changing the permission of /sbin may be a bad thing to do, but changing permissions for sound, shutdown reboot may have to be done.

As far as logging in as root is concerned, "su" is the best way. But if you want a GUI, there is something called "login in a nested window" but that is in Gnome. I dont know of there is a similar thing for KDE.

I hope the info helped

Last edited by akudewan; 09-07-2004 at 07:09 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 07:11 AM   #3
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Although I don't really recommend this, what you can do is fire up the KDE Control Centre, go to System | Login Manager enter administrator mode, click on the Users tab and uncheck root as a hidden user. Logout and you will have the option of logging into KDE as root.

A word of warning ... Just make sure you don't connect to the internet as root, and logout when you are finished doing what needs doing.

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