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Old 08-11-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
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KDM root password won't work

I have Slack 10 installed. I can type startx and get into KDE just fine. I can type KDM and type a user and password and get into KDE just fine. But when I type KDM and then type root as the user, I can click into the password box but nothing will type into it. I figured it might just be invisible, so I typed my password anyway, but it doesn't work.
Anyone know what is happening here? Sorry I am so new, but I'm learning (I think)
Old 08-11-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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Not sure about KDM but GDM has a setting you have to turn on to allow root login.
Old 08-12-2004, 01:42 PM   #3
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why not just login on the console as root then startx?
Old 08-12-2004, 02:22 PM   #4
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The reason it doesn't work is because it shouldn't.

never log in as root to a desktop.
Old 08-12-2004, 03:07 PM   #5
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iirc, you can allow root to login (and set which non-root users can/can't as well) - either thru the KDE control center, or by editing .kdmrc
Old 08-12-2004, 03:31 PM   #6
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Originally posted by insyte
why not just login on the console as root then startx?
I can do that, but I was wondering why I couldn't do the other. I figured there was a setting somewhere, and this is all about learning Linux for me.
Old 08-12-2004, 04:58 PM   #7
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sudoers<version>..........did you install this package???


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