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Old 06-29-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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problem log in as root!!please help!!


Hello! I have installed Linux Suse 9.2. Everything was going ok for 4-5 month. Yesterday, when I tried to switch user to root, when the root KDE should came up, the YaST Control Center came instead, and I can't log in as root. Don't know what to do!! Please help!!
Sorry for my english!
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-29-2006, 09:11 AM   #2
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You probably opened the Yast control center somehow and it asked for the root password in order to give you access. Have you tried logging off and back on as root?
Or can you try opening a terminal and typing
Code:
su -
This will not log you in as root, but it will try to switch to the "root" user and use that user's settings.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 09:14 AM   #3
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I've tried many times to relog in, restarted the computer.Nothing!! Dont't know what to do!
It might be command to stop YaST cooming up??
 
Old 06-29-2006, 09:18 AM   #4
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I need to log in as root, not as super user from terminal.If i try to log as su from terminal, everything is ok, but i need to log in as root.!!
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:07 AM   #5
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What about logging in as root in the terminal and then executing commands from it? such as control centre etc?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:22 AM   #6
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I can log in as root from the terminal, but i need to switch user without getting the YaST Control Center instead!!!
Thank You!!
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:26 AM   #7
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Do you mean you're trying to log in to a GUI as root? Why do you need to?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:16 AM   #8
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Yes, I need to log in as root to a GUI. Can anybody help me please!!!!
 
Old 06-29-2006, 11:49 AM   #9
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Tell us why and we can tell you why it's bad, and a better alternative
 
Old 07-01-2006, 06:49 AM   #10
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I've solved the problem! I know it's not ok to login as root in GUI, but I had to.I have no time to say now , mabye another time! Thanks anyway!!
 
  


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