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Old 05-07-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
shyam_d_sundar
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problem with starting new session


Hi,
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....

Regards,
Shyam
 
Old 05-07-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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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.
 
  


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