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1 have to start kde gui with startx at the command line also won't shut down until kde stopped how do I make it automatic
2 Where do I get ligGLcore.so.1 guarddog wants it.
3 How do I get on to root kde gui it looks like this has been removed from 9.1
4 mustek scanner is supported in the software but have to install manually but sane cannot find the scanner
I know that these problems seem simple to experts but please keep solutions simple as.
Thanks in advance
Are you asking, in Q1, how to setup your computer to automagically boot to a GUI login, so you don't type 'startx'? If so, then read on:
Login and change to the root user (su root then press enter and type root's password) and edit the file /etc/inittab. Look for the line that reads:
id:3:initdefault: (near the top) and change the 3 to a 5. Save the file. Now, if you want to go to a GUI login now then type init 5 otherwise type exit to return to normal user mode - when you next boot, it'll be to a GUI login. Incidentally, you can do this from the Mandrake Control Center too.
3. a-mandrake made it so that loging in as root is more difficult. keeps people from killing their systems inadvertently. everything that you could want to do in the gui, you can do from the cmd line and more.
get rid of mdkkdm login manager and it should work out for you. or you could in a vt, ctrl+alt+F1-6, [i]startx -- :2 vt8[i] then you'll be in it only as long as you need to. you shouldn't have to be in a gui with root for more than five minutes at the most.
learn the cmd line, i know everone says this to you, it will make things easier for you with root and admining your system.
Problem 1 your solution is in and works Thanks muchly
Problem 2 libGLcore.so.1 not at that site Thanks
Problem 3 Have not tried out your solution
Problem 4 Must have had brain lapse on further attention to detail find that scanner not supported
Thanks again Tewaru
The easiest way of adding gui root access is with the gui.
log in as user, then access the kde control centre, then use the dropdown at "system" and you will see "log in manager".
If you clicked that, you get the graphical login manager so you just click the "administrator mode" button at the bottom and for root "unselect" the hidden user radio button. You may have to mess slightly is you want to change the "root login icon", but irrespective, thats got to be the easiest way of doing it??
Problem 2 is not resolved I have nvidia intergrated drivers installed on this system and everyone says i should download nvidia drivers to get libGLcore.so.1 for guarddog. My question is, if I get the drivers you have suggested will they clash with already installed nvidia drivers
the drivers I installed are NVIDIA-linux-x86-1.0-4363.run
Tried out out your suggestion using slocate etc found that this system has usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1.0.4363 and usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1
it is obvious that usr/lib/libGLcore.so.1.0.4363 matches the nvidia drivers that are installed on machine. so what do i do now to point the system at the correct package
i'm not positive on how to point things in a direction once it is installed. the only thing that i could think of is to see if there is a symbolic link and make sure that it's right. i know that for a ./configure all you have to do is to change where it looks for things.
you would have to take a look at the man pages for that one. i would wait for just a bit though. people here will know how to do it, or a link for it.
Thanks everyone for your help. Solved the guarddog problem by going over to firestarter. Did not matter what i did on rpm install of guarddog it could not see that libcore was aready installed Anyhow thanks for the tip about setting up the root gui thru mandrake control centre