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Old 06-01-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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Question Root Login from Grahical interface


I set Mandrake 10 to not auto login my ID. When the graphical interface appears I only see one user. Of coarse when I set the auto login to no I did not check the password first. It has now become quite clear that I don't know what the password was. I do know the root password but can't figure out how to login with it from the graphical interface?

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Old 06-01-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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Maybe this is a dumb question, but have you tried just typing "root" in the username field?
 
Old 06-01-2005, 05:33 PM   #3
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I would have tried that but there is no option to enter a login name. You can only click on the user icon which then prompts for the password. That is what I need, how to enter a login name.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 05:41 PM   #4
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Ummm ... you don't need to login in graphically as
root...

Ctrl-Alt-F1
login as root
passwd <user>
and when changed/set

Ctrl-D


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