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Old 07-17-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
Mr Tickle
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Question Log in woes...


I've just installed mandrake 9.1.

When I log out and log in again Only Mike is in the list!!! Where is Root gone?

When I log in as Mike I cannot copy any files so I need to be root.

How do I get root to appear in the login list?

Thanks
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:54 PM   #2
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The default login manager for Mandy 9.1 does not show root for security purposes. You should not log in as root anyway - if you need to run config apps, then run then from the command line after typing su root - it is much safer since you have to really mean to do something before you can do it! Makes it much less likely to make silly mistakes like removing the whole of your system
 
Old 07-17-2003, 09:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm a noob, All I want to do is copy a file into my /usr/shared/speedtouch/
I tried opening a terminal and typing su root then password but I still cannot drag the damn file over. How do I do it in the terminal?
The file that needs copying is on the desktop.

Also how do i get permissions to at least copy files?

Thanks again
 
Old 07-17-2003, 09:02 PM   #4
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su root
enter roots password
cp /whereeverthefileis /usr/share/speedtouch
exit


That does:
change to root
copy the file from where you have it to where you want it
return to normal user mode
 
Old 07-17-2003, 09:07 PM   #5
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Thanks
I'll log off and go and try that...

[Edit] It Worked!!!!

Thanks, I'm now online with linux... Just hope it stays working While using mandrake9.0 last night it suddenly stopped after 20 minutes Hence the change to 9.1 tonight.

It took all day to download the 3 cd's Worth it though.

Last edited by Mr Tickle; 07-17-2003 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:27 PM   #6
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Oh, just to note: if you want to allow root to login, then you should login as a normal user, open a terminal and change to the root user (su root) and then run kcontrol - from here you can configure the login manager to (dis)allow certain users to login, and also change things like passwordless logins, etc.

Please note that as far as I am aware this only applies to Mandrake - other distros will probably use their configuration manager (Yast, for example) to change GUI login prefs.
 
  


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