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Old 12-03-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question logging in as root under mandriva 2010


how do you log in as root.i try mounting a dvd but the system said "Error:Only root can do that"and i don't know how to do it as i have migrated from Windows and could not figure out where this root login is.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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Hi Nabeel,
Do you want GUI login ?? Use "SU" command to work as root. Here I am opening "dolphin" file manager with root permissions.

Code:
$ su
password:
#dolphin
 
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Hi Nabeel,
Do you want GUI login ?? Use "SU" command to work as root. Here I am opening "dolphin" file manager with root permissions.

Code:
$ su
password:
#dolphin
Well I have entered as root but the dolphin command ain't working
 
Old 12-03-2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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may be your default file manager is not dolphin ?
 
Old 12-03-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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Tell about your distribution specifications ! Mandriva ...?? version ?
 
Old 12-03-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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If Your Mandriva contains KDE 4.0 then Dolphin works !!
 
Old 12-03-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
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Hi Nabeel,
Yes, its frustrating to see that we users are not allowed to automount cd/dvd which are mounted 'ro'.

Follow this.
1. Open Control Center
2. Select Local disks
3. Select your CD/DVD drive
4. Check under options 'users' is enabled. Select 'Options' and click ok. Check 'users' uncheck 'noauto'. Click ok.
6. It will ask you to update /etc/fstab, say yes here.

Once, we have entry in /etc/fstab we can mount cd/dvd.

@raju, mostly nabeel is on GNOME.

Last edited by svinoba; 12-03-2009 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 12-04-2009, 03:41 AM   #8
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Tell about your distribution specifications ! Mandriva ...?? version ?
Mandriva One 2010,KDE 4
 
Old 12-04-2009, 07:55 AM   #9
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Here's a hint on getting relevant answers. When you say "Dolphin ain't working", be more specific on what is happening. Include the error message if any, etc.

When I use the su command, I append the - as in "su -". That way I have all of the environment variables for root, such as the $PATH variable. That way I have access to root only commands.
 
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Here's a hint on getting relevant answers. When you say "Dolphin ain't working", be more specific on what is happening. Include the error message if any, etc.

When I use the su command, I append the - as in "su -". That way I have all of the environment variables for root, such as the $PATH variable. That way I have access to root only commands.
OK This is what happens when i input su and password
"locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
it gives an other error if i type dolphin after this.
 
Old 12-04-2009, 10:10 AM   #11
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Hi nabeel,

You asked to work as root ! am I ??
If so, you have to open your "file manager" in SuperUser mode. Then you have root privileges.

so what is file manager ? you are saying that desktop environment is KDE 4, so i thought dolphin is default file manager.
 
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