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Old 03-14-2010, 03:59 AM   #1
zebra90210
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Mandriva 2010 64-bit edition root login


I need to know how to activate the root login in Mandriva 2010 64-bit edition. Please, don't tell me it's not recommended, dangerous etc. been there, done that. I like poking around. That's how I learn.
I've used Mandriva 2008 for the last two years (Linux in general - since 1999) and in that distro it was hidden in the file in etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc
That's gone in x64 edition. Please, let me know where and how can I change it so I can login to root. Thanks.

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:03 AM   #2
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Check /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc
 
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks. That didn't exactly work. I edited he kdmrc file by changing "Enable Root Login" to "true". I still cannot login to root. What am I missing?
 
Old 03-14-2010, 10:50 AM   #4
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Hmm, not sure. I tested it on an Arch box running KDE and it worked fine. Perhaps Mandriva has extra safe guards in place, since there really is no reason to run an X session as root. I get wanting to poke around, but you can poke around all you want without running every single thing as root. I guess I don't understand what you're hoping to learn.
 
  


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