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Old 01-17-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
justin.tyler
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kubuntu root login


I'm having some difficulties, and instead of creating seperate threads, I'll just kinda mash them in to one.

1. I can't login to the root account. Every time I try, I get a "Login Failed". I have changed kdmrc on line 246, where AllowRootLogin=false to AllowRootLogin=true
I am positive that I'm typing the root password correctly.

2. I've installed apache, but people can't access pages externally. I used the following in a terminal to install it. I haven't changed any configuration or anything, because I don't know how. Port 80 WAS forwarded on my router to the IP of the system in question.
Quote:
sudo apt-get install apache2
Thanks.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
jerril
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Hi

1) You can easily change your root passwd using sudo from any account with administrator privelages.

Ubuntu and Kubuntu are designed to work with the sudo, as a home administrator, I prefer to leave all of my tasks to sudo. Even though I have changed my root password. Sudo logs all transactions and which account made them (I think, I'll look into this).

2) Do you think this might have anything to do with /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny?

Good Luck
jer
 
Old 09-24-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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I have a similar problem as I can't loggin as root and don't even know how to save the fstab file.

How may I change the fstab file?

Also an asside simple question. I will need to do programming with this laptop will I need to get a package for g++ or is it already their and I just can't use for some reason. I remember I had slackware and g++ was already their.

Thank you.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 12:02 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Four
I have a similar problem as I can't loggin as root and don't even know how to save the fstab file.

How may I change the fstab file?

Also an asside simple question. I will need to do programming with this laptop will I need to get a package for g++ or is it already their and I just can't use for some reason. I remember I had slackware and g++ was already their.

Thank you.
Well you should really check out the offical site, as you need to "activate" the root account under the *buntu's. As for editing/saving, in a terminal window
Code:
sudo vi /etc/fstab
should open it in the VI editor.

To make any changes, you will need to hit the "insert" button - you are then free to move around the file (with the arrow keys) to make edits.

To save any changes, hit the Esc button, then to actually do the "save and quit" enter :wq (yes, thats colon and the letters w and q). If you think you might have screw up in the edit, you can just quit it with :q (colon and letter q).

One thing I will add, is that I changed from Kubuntu to kanotix, because I wanted "a graphical debian" distro, and because I wanted to install some development packages so that I could play with the "plugins" for the gimp - didn't matter what i tried, kubuntu wouldn't let me install the dev packages. Whereas I got them straight away under kanotix - also kanotix (a polished version of Knoppix) is based on proper debian packages, not *buntuised versions.

regards

John
 
  


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