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Old 07-09-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
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Root!!!!


Alright, KDE will not let me sign in as root..... the only user I can select is the other profile.
I can't get in under root!!!!!!
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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You can use

a) su

In the shell you can type that and you will have a shell where you are *root*

b) su -c 'command'

In the shell you can insert only a command which will be ran as root.

c) kdesu <applicationname>

You can run a kde application as root in this way. For instance kdesu konqueror , a konqueror browser will appear which will have access to all your directories etc.

If all else is not what you need... you can press Ctrl + Alt + F1 (to F6) and then login as root there (Text mode). You can then start gdm and run the graphical interface in another terminal.

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?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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Thanks, I am not sure about the root disabling, I'll have to check for it....
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:50 PM   #4
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I was going through configurations, and in back up, there was a user listed as "nobody" is that normal?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:53 PM   #5
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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.

having a 'nobody' user is totally normal.
 
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Ohhh ok thanks
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:02 PM   #7
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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?
 
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"su: user root does not exist"
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:04 PM   #9
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Quote:
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.
 
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Now I have the problem of the root name being different, so even if I log in under root, I cannot change any settings.
I get the error "User does not exist."
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:11 PM   #11
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I also cannot edit settings from this account, any window where I had once to enter the root pass now does not open!
 
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I also cannot edit settings from this account, any window where I had once to enter the root pass now does not open!
 
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can you 'su <new-root-username>'? if you can... do so and change the name back to root.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:15 PM   #14
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oooooooooooooooooooo thank you veryyyyyyyyyy much!
 
Old 07-09-2003, 03:16 PM   #15
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You can change root's username? Wow now that's cool. I have no idea on what you can do... maybe do a

su 'newrootname'

where newrootname is the new name you gave root
 
  


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