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

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-29-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
Adriann
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Twin Cities N.E. Metro - Mn
Distribution: Mandriva PowerPack/Suse 11.4/Mandriva InstantOn
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Yast Root Login


I normally log in to my Suse 9.1 system as Adriann i.e user. When I needed to do
things as root, I click switch user, I am then prompted for a user id (root) my pass
word and then I would be in my root desktop. In one of these sessions I, when
prompted for my password entered it, then clicked administration, I was again
prompted for the password and when I clicked login I was sent to YAST instead
of my root desktop. I am now unable to log into my root desktop at all.

How do I correct my mistake so I can get my root desktop back???

Help

Adriann

PS - Yes I know I messed up :-(
 
Old 03-30-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
abisko00
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Munich
Distribution: SuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 3,511

Rep: Reputation: 58
Why do you want a root desktop? It is not recommended to work as root in a graphical environment. There are too many things that may go wrong. There are certain security settings to prevent this and make a root login impossible. However I am not sure where to change them.

You have several options for using YaST when you are logged in as normal user. The command 'kdesu' starts all kde applications with root permissions (e.g. 'kdesu yast2'). This is actually the same as if you started YaST by clicking the button in your KDE menu. You may also become root on command-line, using the su (switch user) command.

Sorry that I cannot help with your actual problem.
 
  


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
Root Login -> Yast Snyke Suse/Novell 0 01-05-2005 03:14 PM
only yast at suse root login Tinny Linux - Distributions 1 09-04-2004 02:29 PM
Only Yast when logged in as root fb1907 Linux - Distributions 1 08-25-2004 09:14 PM
login as root just runs YaST mortensent Linux - Newbie 4 08-18-2004 03:28 PM
login to root goes to yast roccoisskad Linux - Distributions 3 08-06-2004 04:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
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