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Old 07-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
ggarrette
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problem: switching between users


I always log on as root and if I switch to new session or allow my PC to go into screensaver mode (which requires re-entering credentials) I am unable to type anything in the password box.


Any ideas????
 
Old 07-23-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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Which distro do you use ?
Is there a reason why you always login as root .
Because this a not recommended action.
Most distros disable root login
 
Old 07-23-2008, 03:21 PM   #3
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openSUSE 10.3

I log in as root because I'm building a OpenNMS box. and because I am so new to this I don't want and user permission issues to interfere with what I'm doing, to eliminate that possibility I log in as root.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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It might be possible that opensuse only allow you to login once as root and not change to a other user and than back to root.
Because root is already log
It is as you know also possible to login as a user and being in terminal give su enter and then root password to become root in the command line starting yast in that case you do it as root

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