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dicom 10-29-2003 01:29 PM

logging on as root
 
Fairly new to linux and was using gnome which will let you log on as root at the loggin screen. I switched over to kde a few weeks ago and can't do the same thing. Was wondering if you have to loggin as root someplace else.

terry.trent 10-29-2003 01:59 PM

what would you need to login to root for? as long as you can give yourself temporary root privilages by the preferences folder, or at least use the shell to do what you need, you should be ok.

or is it that youjust never setup a user account and log in via root normally?

Y0jiMb0 10-29-2003 02:05 PM

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Fairly new to linux and was using gnome which will let you log on as root at the loggin screen. I switched over to kde a few weeks ago and can't do the same thing. Was wondering if you have to loggin as root someplace else.
Yes, you should be able to loggin as root from the kde screen; I do it (although it is not recommended)
The question now is why you cannot do it.... I don't understand it. Tell more information :D
Regards

dicom 10-29-2003 03:11 PM

at the first screen where you pic which user will log on, you select it out of a list, and root is not one of the choices. With gnome you had to type in the username. I need to log in as root so that i can modify a samba config file, which only root has permissions to, and i can't figure out how to change those permissions. I would do the mod in a linux shell, but I don't know to many commands yet except for the basics.

Micro420 10-29-2003 03:16 PM

I'm at work using Windows 2000 so I can't completely walk you through (I'm doing it by memory).

Go to your "start" button (the big "K" in the lower left corner by default"), then configurations, then look n' feel, then users. There should be an option or tab or something about HIDDEN USERS. Uncheck the ROOT and you should be able to have a root icon. If my memory is wrong, then you do this via the MANDRAKE CONTROL CENTER and choose BOOT. There shoudl be an option about hiding users. It's one of those.

I know I"m right.. I know I'm right!!!! lol

dicom 10-29-2003 03:43 PM

Hey man thanks that worked it was under kuser.:D


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