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Old 06-21-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Question How do I login to GUI as root in MDK 10


I'm using MDK 9.2 now & can login to the gui as root. I am trying v10
& would like to do the same thing... It's easier.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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You can get a terminal via ctrl-alt-f1 and then login as root. Since x is already running, you need to kill it to get a full desktop. killall mdkkdm should do it (maybe killall /usr/bin/mdkkdm), then just startx. You can get around all this by changing your security level. You can customise it in the control centre so that root can log in.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:42 PM   #3
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In Reply to #1

I went into my Mandrake Control Center (mcc) and there was an option where I could start KDE where I could MANUALLY type in my username and password. I don't remember where, but it's somewhere in the boot options. So, all I had to do was type in 'root' as my username and put in my root password.

Otherwise, do what the guy posted above me said.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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if you're using KDE, go to 'Configure your desktop', Under System-login manager.
Click the button to go to Administrator mode. Then the world is yours, one of the tabs lets you play with users... later
BOUCH

PS: loging in as root is a bad habit... using su in a consol (any) and then typing in what you want to run as root is better...

Last edited by BOUCH; 06-21-2004 at 08:49 PM.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Thanks Everyone

I just wanted to thank you all for the responses. I am using the first one from colnago (tks). I'm sure once I have a look where the other responses pointed me I'll be using those!

Thanks Again
dc101
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:31 PM   #6
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Hi

You can also do the following to have the gui login screen show root in Mandrake 10.

System/Configuration/Kde/System/Login Manager. Then go to the Users tab. In there you will see which users are hidden, unhide root and that option will show up when starting up.

As with other comments be careful in here. What I have done is to leave the default desktop options the way they are. That way, once it has loaded I am confronted by the system Root warning each time etc and the desktop is red as well. This makes me aware of where I am.

Cheers
Asif
 
Old 06-22-2004, 05:15 PM   #7
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Thanks Asif. But maybe someone could tell how to configure Gnome for root login?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:37 AM   #8
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Just a final thankyou to all. Once I actually realized what I was being told, I went into KDE unhid root & of course it works for all GUI's... so thanks BOUCH & asif ... I'll try to grasp what I'm being next time

dc101
 
Old 06-23-2004, 06:36 AM   #9
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Hi dc101, I am glad the same instructions work with the gnome system, but I guess when you think about it, this is to log in BEFORE the Xwindows systems is launched, so it should I myself did not realise it that way till you posted back.

Cheers
Asif
 
  


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