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Old 03-17-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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SU in X mode


Does anyone know how to get into admin mode in x mode? I dont mean getting into text mode.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:02 PM   #2
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Do you mean log in as root and run an X session as root? If Mandrake,
mdk control centre - system - login manager: uncheck root.
For all other distro's when you log in, you select root and root's password. Maybe you
enabled the autologin feature, where X comes right up to your regular user? If so, simply
right click on the desktop -->Select logout, then when the window pops up, log in as another
user.

Why not just su in a console then run the app? Or open File Manager-->Super User Mode and then you can 'Open with...'

Running X as root is just not a good idea.

RO
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:28 PM   #3
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I am not a linux expert and am not too familiar with linux in text mode. I want to use x without the permission denials, so I want to be able to change configs, without spending hours trying to do it in text.
I tried what you suggested and I got a new login as nobody. When I tried logining in as nobody it required a password that I didnt make. Will try again. Thanks for info RolledOat.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:29 PM   #4
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I'm using mandrake 9.2 and there is no check box for root.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:59 PM   #5
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I have managed to get X running as root. This will help me learn linux a lot quicker. Thankyou again for your info.
 
  


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