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Old 05-25-2003, 11:49 PM   #1
arun79
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Question Logging in as root in Mandrake 9.1


I have a problem logging in as root in my Mandrake 9.1 Box. The login manager gives me just one button with my user login to click on and does not allow me to enter a user name. Is there a way to add root as a button in the login manager, or to allow me to enter username and password.

Also, in 9.1, I'm not allowed to modify netconf by clicking on the netconf icon in my normal user session and entering root password. The system tells me that I can modify linuxconf only as root. Is there a way to change this? I am allowed to make changes in Mandrake Control Center by entering root password at the popup. But not in Netconf..

Please help!!!

Arun
 
Old 05-26-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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you can lauch it by doing su

in the terminal

'su -'
password and then launch netconf form the terminal

which login manager are you using? maybe root login is disabled in the config file, check it
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:19 PM   #3
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Still cant get into netconf

Quote:
Originally posted by manthram
you can lauch it by doing su

in the terminal

'su -'
password and then launch netconf form the terminal

which login manager are you using? maybe root login is disabled in the config file, check it
I loggedin as Super User as you told me and tried to get to netconf. But it does not work. Below is the error that I get in the console.

Error message from remadmin :Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Error message from remadmin :Xlib: No protocol specified
Error message from remadmin :
Error message from remadmin :
Error message from remadmin :Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0


Please Help

Sinecerely
Arun
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:39 PM   #4
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The root login is disabled by default in Mandrake 9.1, you can go into the KDE Control Center and re-enable it.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:48 PM   #5
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You need to switch the Display Manager from Mdkdm to maybe KDM before you can select or type the root user account. Then configuring KDM via KDE CC might work
DM option is in MCC, Hardware section.
The defaults are like this because root+gui is bad. Just wait til you actually see the root gui, or what's left of it
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by tcaptain
The root login is disabled by default in Mandrake 9.1, you can go into the KDE Control Center and re-enable it.
Yes!! But what about the below error


Error message from remadmin :Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Error message from remadmin :Xlib: No protocol specified
Error message from remadmin :
Error message from remadmin :
Error message from remadmin :Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0
 
  


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