LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
Xpression_art
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: arround you...
Distribution: mandrake 10
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Post Drivers+Root with Mandrake 10 help plz


Hello i've got problem installing and finding drivers can some 1 help me find drivers for:
Creative extigy
Logitech cordless mx
Creative webcam 3
Radeon 9800pro

and i've got problem open root session can some 1 help me?
how can i access and be root?...sorry for the newbies question I'm new with linux...
 
Old 09-03-2004, 04:16 AM   #2
youknowwho
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: india
Distribution: slack
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
type su at the terminal
type ur password
 
Old 09-03-2004, 01:37 PM   #3
Xpression_art
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: arround you...
Distribution: mandrake 10
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i wanna open Session as root.. not be root at the terminal...
i dont have enough knowleage at the terminal yet.. so plz...
 
Old 09-06-2004, 09:52 PM   #4
youknowwho
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: india
Distribution: slack
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
It is not a good idea to login as root as it is so easy to thrash your system
Why do you want to login as root?
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:24 AM   #5
Xpression_art
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: arround you...
Distribution: mandrake 10
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
cause i want to edit some files and get access to files i cant get as non root user.. besides i want to explore the possibility and learn how to gain full access for future useage..soo can you help me with that plz? how can i become root user in session..

10x
 
Old 09-10-2004, 01:05 PM   #6
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
"Opening a session" and "being at the terminal" mean the same thing. As already stated, all you need to do is open a session, then type "su" (no quotes), then enter your root password when prompted.

You should only run as root however in limited and specific situations, such as installing new software. Don't make running as root a habit; the chances are very high that sooner or later you will accidentally enter a command that will corrupt your system. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 08:25 AM   #7
Xpression_art
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: arround you...
Distribution: mandrake 10
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
sorry for my stupidity but i didnt get it.. can i be a root under the KDE gfx interface?
is it possible?... i mean can some one give me the steps how to do it exactly..sorry for bothering you so much
 
Old 09-14-2004, 12:02 PM   #8
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Boise, ID
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 85
If you log in as root and then start KDE, that would do it, but I don't recommend this.

I think it would be very helpful if you restated whatever problem you are having, and what goal you are trying to accomplish. I'm pretty confused at this point as to whay you might be trying to do -- just saying that you want to "edit some files" can cover just about anything.

If all you really want to do is open up a session as root, the existing responses ought to cover that sufficiently. In KDE you just need to click on the icon that looks like a computer terminal to open a session, then "su" to become root.-- J.W.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 06:27 PM   #9
jahoover
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
the answer to your real question

This has been bothering me all day as well....

how to login as root after bootup and to get rid of the GUI login.

Here's how.

Login as <youruser>
From the Applications/System/Configuration menu, select Configure Your Computer.
Select Boot.
Select Auto Login.
You will see an option to disable the use of the GUI login.

Hope that helps.
J.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 07:01 PM   #10
windowsrefugeeX
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 272

Rep: Reputation: 30
u can do this dude
boot up ur pc when it gets 2 the GUI login
press
alt + ctrl + F1 or F2 or F3 etc..
then
#root
#password
#startx -- :1

it should then start x
 
Old 09-16-2004, 10:00 AM   #11
jahoover
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
I'm back to confused. I thought I had it figured out (see reply above).

The only thing my instructions do is boot into console mode.

(to get out, hit Ctrl+Alt+F7).

Does anyone know how to login as root in the GUI in "Mandrake 10".
even if you do not like us who do so..

Apparently, this is a quite a chore. There are couple of posted threads regarding the same issue.

Thanx.

J.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 10:06 PM   #12
windowsrefugeeX
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 272

Rep: Reputation: 30
well ok lets get this dude, can u boot into GUI as a regular user? if so then we know u do have a working X-server. If not then u problably have not install X-free server. 2 c if u do have an X-server type the following:
#x -version
ity should display something like this :
XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1
Release Date: 15 August 2003
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.19-44mdkenterprise i686 [ELF]
Build Date: 13 September 2004
Before reporting problems, check http://www.XFree86.Org/
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
capisce?? if not then u don't have an x-server install.

But if u do have an x-server installed
then try as my previous reply w/ the startx -- :1
it should work , if not it should report something

let us know thou
 
Old 09-19-2004, 10:13 PM   #13
youknowwho
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: india
Distribution: slack
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
If you use a standard greeter for login you can type "root"
and passwd to enter into gui
 
  


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
How do I open folders as root...Plz help braveerudite Debian 11 02-14-2009 04:36 AM
Different video drivers are loaded for root and non-root users triet Linux - Software 1 12-31-2004 02:20 PM
Root and normal User help plz LiNuXn00biE_2.4 Linux - Newbie 34 11-07-2004 11:18 PM
HELP PLZ/installing mandrake 10 + drivers/SATA Xpression_art Linux - Hardware 0 08-13-2004 10:37 AM
only root can access ntfsdrive. plz help, i've read previous posts... linuxthree Linux - Newbie 4 04-06-2003 08:52 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:14 AM.

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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration