LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Password
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-07-2003, 01:24 PM   #1
SILVERPENGUIN
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Using Suse 10.2,
Posts: 117

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question How do I log in to root once I have logged out of X server?


I am trying to install my first driver for NVidia graphics card. I seem to have it mostly figured out except for when it told me to log out of X server, so I logged out and tried to log in as root. However, since as a "Greenhorn", I'm completely ignorant of almost everything concerning Linux, I need someone to hold my han on this one.

Oh...running Mandrake 9.2
 
Old 12-07-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
peace
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 214

Rep: Reputation: 31
use 'su' and type in your password to get root privlidges.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 02:33 PM   #3
mac_phil
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0
Posts: 200

Rep: Reputation: 30
'su' is your friend. Always login as user, then use the su command. This turns you into root. Then, when you've finished your root business, type 'exit.' This returns you to being a user.

In the future remember that you'll never need to login to X as root. You can always open a terminal window and su.

Cheers!

Last edited by mac_phil; 12-07-2003 at 02:41 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
SILVERPENGUIN
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Using Suse 10.2,
Posts: 117

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank you! That worked, now though, it says No matching pre-compiled kernel interface found. What now?

Last edited by SILVERPENGUIN; 12-07-2003 at 06:34 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
log in as root on x-server ZiTriX Linux - Newbie 5 11-15-2005 08:32 AM
Logged in as root, prompted for root password ta0kira Slackware 13 04-25-2005 01:29 AM
kde much slower to start when logged in as alan than logged in as root arubin Slackware 0 04-26-2004 04:27 PM
mozilla works fine when logged in as a user but crashes when logged in as root jimi Linux - General 6 04-02-2003 08:34 PM
logged out, can't log in? GT I.N.C Linux - General 10 10-21-2002 02:52 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration