Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-07-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
problem with starting new session

I am using mandrake 10. When i choose to start new session, my desktop contantly flickers untill i press ctrl alt f7.

I need to edit the proftpd conf file.It needs root access. In windows, we can choose something like run-as. Is it possible in linus to edit it when i am logged in as some other user (i dont want to logout)?

Can some body help me with this....

Old 05-07-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: Slackware 10.1, SLAX to the MAX :)
Posts: 1,040

Rep: Reputation: 45
in console try su (to login as root)
or there is some other way with
sudo command (for just one command) but this you have to cinfgure first.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting X session on remote display cracidy Linux - General 3 10-12-2005 03:04 AM
Starting up in KDE session cdc7 Linux - General 2 01-10-2005 12:52 AM
Problem Starting Second X session DRI failure big_mac126 Linux - Software 0 10-24-2004 11:49 AM
starting an x session in gentoo franzfranz Linux - Newbie 10 04-27-2004 10:28 AM
X Session not starting gigglesnorter Linux - Newbie 2 04-27-2004 06:45 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration