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nobody is a 'safety feature' userid. a user with no privelages basically. Apache (for example) will usually run as 'nobody'. That way if someone hacks through the web server they won't necessarily get root access right away.
Oh no..... uhhhhh..... I was in the User Drake set-up, I changed the root name by mistake, now I can't change it back to root...
I can't get into the Mandrake Control Center due to the fact that it does not know I am a user?
Originally posted by Jose Muņiz I assume you are using Mandrake. I think I once saw an option to disable the incapability to login as root but I'm not really sure. Maybe you shouldb try to look for it in the Mandrake Configurations?
Just a note (a quick search of the forum will show details as I've seen this exact problem discussed before), in Mandrake when you boot in graphical mode (init 5) the root login is disabled by default in MDKKDM and KDM...however, if you go in the KDE Control Center, there's options somewhere that relate to KDM and you can re-enable it there.