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Old 11-21-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
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logging in as root on ubuntu 7.10 (GUI)


hello

i am trying to login to root via the GUI login (not terminal) and it wont let me i can only login as user's and not root i have found i can only assess root by typing

sudo -i

i need to have a root GUI to change some permissions of files how would i go about doing that thanks

 
Old 11-21-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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By default, Ubuntu locks the root account in an effort to force the user to use sudo rather than logging in as root https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo.

That said, you don't need to login as root to be able to change file permissions. If you login with your user level account you can change file permissions via the command line with sudo. If you open a terminal window you can use

sudo chmod <permissions> <filename>

to change the permissions of a file or directory. Information on how to set the permissions can be found by typing "man chmod". If you need to change user or group ownership you can run the following command

chown user:group <filename>

Further information on the chown command can be found by typing "man chown".
 
Old 11-21-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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to do this graphically you could just run kdesu konqueror (form kubuntu)
or gksu nathalus (form gnome) or gksu thunar (form xubuntu)

that will give you the file manager in root mode
 
Old 11-21-2007, 11:58 AM   #4
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to do this graphically you could just run kdesu konqueror (from kubuntu)
or gksu nautilus (from gnome) or gksu thunar (from xubuntu)

that will give you the file manager in root mode
fixed it for you...

Also, if you have some reason that you really have to log in as root for, you just have to set root's password (ie: log in, hit the terminal, and do "sudo passwd root").
 
Old 11-21-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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fixed it for you...
Yeh, brain moves faster than fingers sometimes and i can never remember how to spell nautilus
 
Old 11-21-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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dasy2k1: maybe this will help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_..._Under_the_Sea
 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:47 PM   #7
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just visit this post
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=root+login
 
Old 11-22-2007, 11:48 PM   #8
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just visit the url

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=root+login
 
  


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