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Old 05-24-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
L_Jenkins
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Logging in as root with new Fedora Core 9


Just finished installing Fedora Core 9 on a laptop and when I go to login as root (I haven't made any user accounts yet) it saids that its not a good idea to login with all privileges etc and it saids continue and quit. I click continue and it returns me right back to the login. I can ctrl+alt+f1 and login with no problem, however. Any ideas?
 
Old 05-24-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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Hey There,

It seems goofy to me to. You can get around it by using the user you created at startup and doing

sudo passwd

or just

sudo su

to get the root account and change the settings

Best wishes,

Mike
 
Old 05-25-2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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I actually didn't create another user besides root during installation. How would I create a user from the prompt?
 
Old 05-25-2008, 12:19 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by L_Jenkins View Post
Just finished installing Fedora Core 9 on a laptop and when I go to login as root (I haven't made any user accounts yet) it saids that its not a good idea to login with all privileges etc and it saids continue and quit. I click continue and it returns me right back to the login. I can ctrl+alt+f1 and login with no problem, however. Any ideas?
Doesn't seem like a problem to me.

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I actually didn't create another user besides root during installation. How would I create a user from the prompt?
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/D...e/UserAccounts
 
Old 05-26-2008, 07:10 AM   #5
thunyiwe
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Hi there

I stand to be corrected, you cannot logging on the GUI with the root account, you have to be a normal user to gging through the GUI.

log in via the command line and add a new user with useradd -d xxx, -d for home directory and passwd xxx for the passwd.
then use startx to access the GUI and log in with the new user
 
  


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