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Old 10-08-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
nazdrug
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Logging as Root (Mandrake 10.0)


This is probably one of the most noobest questions to ask, but how do you log in as root?

I can log in through through the shell using "su root" but I want root with a graphical interface. If they took away this feature in Mandrake 10.0, then could someone please help me set up XCDRoast as I get an error when I try run it, "You need a superuser to set it up before anyone else can use it."

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:32 PM   #2
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I haven't used Mandrake recently, but you should be able to type in root as the username at the login screen and use root's password to log in via the GUI. If you have it set to log in automatically, log out of the GUI interface then log back in as root.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 09:02 PM   #3
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Last time I used Mandrake logging in as root, the only GUI it gave was the bar at the bottom...no icons or anything.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 10:08 PM   #4
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if XCDRoast has a CLI then try switching to a diff console (alt F1, F2, ....) and logging in as root there...
 
Old 10-08-2004, 11:15 PM   #5
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I believe you can log in a terminal. su to root then start xcd roast from the command line?

Maybe someone can verify this.

jdmml:

Didn't catch the "CLI" in your post at first.

Last edited by Water; 10-08-2004 at 11:22 PM.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:32 AM   #6
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command line interface
 
Old 10-09-2004, 10:09 AM   #7
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the only way to login to root with the graphical interface, is to change the runlevel to 3 at boot. then login as root and startx.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:28 PM   #8
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Ok, change runlevel to 3...how?

What's startx?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:31 PM   #9
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program that starts up X window system, or whatever its called (makes sense doesnt it:P)
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:44 PM   #10
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IF you want to login with the gui in Mandrake all you have to do is go to System -> Configuration -> Kde -> System -> Login Manager and add root. You can choose what gui you want to use at the login screen. Once you get in, you should be able to run any program you want.

Be advised that logging in as root is not a good idea one bit and should be avoided at all cost.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 08:50 PM   #11
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a better idea, so that you dont even have to log into root through a gui, why dont you find out the name of the program, run a terminal in the gui, change to root, then run the program. It will open up the program in a gui!
 
Old 10-11-2004, 04:02 AM   #12
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you are not really supposed to log into the GUI as root, but anyway if you insist, the solution is as follows. You need to start Mandrake Control Center, look for a setting to change the display manager and select KDM instead of MDKKDM. Reboot or as root "type init 3" to kill the xserver, login as root again and run "init 5" and KDM should be running.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 04:35 AM   #13
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There is a command for running graphical programs as root called kdesu

Type 'kdesu xcdroast' in the application launcher. You can also use the 'run command' menu, or press ALT-F2 to enter in the kdesu command.

If there is a program that you need to run often as root, you can drag the icon from the menu onto the KDE taskbar. Right click and select properties. In one of the tabs you can select 'run as a different user' and enter root as that user. Then next time you want to run the program as root, you only need to click on the icon and enter the root password.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:08 AM   #14
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If you are using KDE, the Run As Root add-in might be a solution.
Otherwise, there is really no reason to login as root. Just su to root and run the program from the command line. The less you run as root, the safer. When the program is shut down afterwards, you exit from root status, and you're back. No reason to change runlevels just for that.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 06:24 AM   #15
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Login as a normal user NEVER AS ROOT DO YOU LOGIN TO A GUI.

Go to "K"->Run Command->More Options->Run as different user->PUT IN ROOT USER/PASS->type program to run in window

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"K"->System->Terminal->Konsole
type this
Code:
su -c "COMMAND_NAME_GOES_HERE" &
note the ampersand(&) it will keep your term free whil executing the command
Note: You can issue commands that use a GUI in the terminal
 
  


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