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You are not a fool you just have to understand that being 'root' can have unintended consequences. The paradigm under which we operate on Linux is that we elevate our privileges in order to perform certain tasks and only login as root when absolutely necessary. Being multiuser (and thus multi-able to goof up other users or processes on our systems) from inception is what sets *nix-like* operating systems apart from certain other commercial operating systems (and I am not talking about Windows alone). As such, with privilege comes responsibility.
Okay, useless diatribe aside. Once you had Slackware installed, you only had a root account, at that point you should have immediately added another user for yourself. If this was done you should have been able to logout of root, login as your 'normal' user, then elevate your system privileges using,
#>(now you are king for a day)
su is a default shell command to give you root privileges but there are other tools that depending on your situation, offer more functionality. sudo and super are two of those. These all operate from the command line and will require other setup in order to give you root permissions under GNOME, KDE, etc., kdesu operates from the desktop environment.
I do not understand what you said about restarting when logging in or out. More explanation please.
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