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Old 07-08-2006, 05:44 PM   #1
gatliffe
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Question mepis 3.4 error


have 2 bugs one is can't log in as root at log in when you type the password it will just clear it self it log in as user ok the other bug is printer is only printing part of the page and can't get in the control center to see why it give this error Could not find mime type
application/octet-stream
 
Old 07-10-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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The first one might just be a setting in the KDE control panel (or gnome). By default, Debian based installations deny root login to the graphical login screen. If you hit ALT+F2 to go to another console (text login) you should be able to login as root. So look for the setting on the graphical login screen program. Sorry I can't be more help than that. Or google for "enable root login kdm" (or gdm if you use Gnome) and it should tell you where the setting is.

Don't know about the second one. But the mime-type error usually means it doesn't know what program to open the file with. For example, if you don't have an office program installed and someone sends you a *.doc, it will say that error when you try to open it because it doesn't have a program to open the file with...
 
Old 07-11-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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Why do you want to log in as root rather than use "kdesu" or a root Konsole?
 
Old 07-14-2006, 10:15 AM   #4
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sorry it took some time to thanks you guy for the info I only install mepis the computer is not my the owner want to be able to login as root that the way he like doing it when we first install mepis it login as root fine then then he did an update after that when you go to login as root it won't let you get done typing the password it like you hit the backspace key it just clear the box any idea also the bug in the printer fix it self
 
Old 07-15-2006, 12:57 PM   #5
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Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
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Friends don't let friends log into a GUI as root.
Tell him as bluntly as you dare that this behavior is stupid & asking for trouble. If he were my friend, I would refuse to help any further.

As I said before, kdesu, su itself, & a root Konsole are too easy & available for there to be any excuse for logging in as root as the default.

(insert tongue-in-cheek smiley here) Can you send me his IP address so I can find a script kiddie to teach him a lesson?
 
  


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