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Old 10-19-2011, 01:47 AM   #1
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Display outputs

Dear All,

I hav two problems with fedora linux

a) I want to login as root user(super user) only and not as user. Here there are couple file to edit. Kindly let me know the procedure.

b) I have a GE force graphics card and it has two outputs one is DVI and other is VGA.
Output is available is one at a time now.

I would like to use both the outputs at a time one for projector and other for monitor. Kindly suggest or any options available

with regards
Old 10-19-2011, 04:08 AM   #2
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I strongly discourage login in as root at the session level.
You should log in as a standard user, and only when needed switch to root. You can use 2 ways in a gnome terminal:
su -
then you are root and can type your commands

sudo your-command

Regarding your other question please open a second thread. It will make it a mess to deal with 2 unrelated questions in this thread
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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I dont mean to sound like a knob, but IIRC fedora doesnt enable sudo by default.
If 16pide's "sudo your-command" gives you an error, you may need to
$ su -
# visudo
and uncomment the "%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL" line, this will enable sudo, then:
# usermod -a -G wheel $username
which will add $username to the "wheel" group, which is specified by visudo
alternatively to sudo, you can use "su -c" to execute a command as root like so:
$ su -c 'shutdown -r now'


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