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Old 03-11-2009, 02:44 PM   #16
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A quick search got me nowhere..
Nowhere? There were 54 million hits on google with your search terms.
Give us a break.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:51 PM   #17
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There is nothing wrong with logging in as root on your own personal system as long as you are aware that you could easily break or wipe out your whole system if you don't know what you are doing and if you use programs that access the internet (firefox, skype, torrents, chat software) you increase the risk of malicious software taking over your system.

So if you don't have any valuable data on the system you are doing this, and you don't mind possibly having to reinstall your system, then it's not a problem, after all you learn best by trying things out!
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #18
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ok, i got it!
 
Old 03-12-2009, 04:40 AM   #19
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Log in as root if you want, its your system. If it breaks as a result of this though, meh, you were warned
 
Old 03-12-2009, 05:54 AM   #20
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Why would it break just because i log in as root?
 
Old 03-12-2009, 05:14 PM   #21
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It wouldn't break BECAUSE you login as root, its what you would do whilst you're logged in as root. Or, even if an application has a bug and goes nuts. Its all running as root.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #22
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Hi queen. I will explain clearly whats going on here
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1)creep@creepy-desktop:~$ su -
2)Password:
3)su: Authentication failure
4)creep@creepy-desktop:~$ su root
5)Password:
6)su: Authentication failure
7)creep@creepy-desktop:~$ sudo su
8)root@creepy-desktop:/home/creep#
In the first line, you are entering as su, which requires root password. May be you typed wrong so it gave you A.F
In fourth line, you tried to do the same and got the same result
In seventh line, you used sudo, which is the command to give root privileges for a while with ordinary user password and so you are given root access using your own account.
Very simple.

All the best
 
  


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