can't use my root priviliges
i'm the only user on my mandrake 10.1 system and i know the root password and all that (i can get root user in konsole with the whole su - thing) but i don't seem to get my root user priviliges when doing general customizing stuff. for example, on my desktop, i have a link to a mounted c: but i can't change the icon. the system wont let me rename and delete stuff in important places (i don't know the name of the location in question, but its vaguely the same as the windows system folder. i'm trying to change the STARt button if its any help).
so, do i need to "sign in" as root or something? i've got no idea, any help would be much appreciated.
btw, i would have RTFM but i dont know where the FM is (i burned my boot disk from an ISO)