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Old 11-03-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
moti
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how to login as root. (simple question. I think)


Hi,
I'm new in town.

I installed mandrake 9.1 on my computer. I have a single user account defined.
The moment I open the computer I have an immediate login. But when I logout and
login again only then it shows a single user to choose (and the following action is
typing password).

Now, how can I login as a root? I have only one user which has a limited ability.
Did I missed anything in installation? Do I need to configure something in my OS.

Thanks
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

When logged in as your user open up a console/terminal and type:
su -

Then your root password.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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I don't use mandrake anymore, but I'll try to help:

go to configuration - KDE - system - login manager and then make sure root is not listed as hidden. I think this is the default if you choose "standard" security.

Michael

<edit>Sorry david_ross simultaneous post - doing it by su - is better if it will work!</edit>

Last edited by case1984; 11-03-2003 at 02:08 PM.
 
  


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