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Old 08-08-2003, 01:43 PM   #1
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Question Logging in as Root

Since upgrading to Mandrake 9.1, I haven't figured out how to set the option that shows the ROOT as one of the possible users at start-up. All I can seem to log in as is my regular user name. For some reason, I thought this was done through the Mandrake Control Centre; however, I can't find it.

Old 08-08-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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Which login manager are you using (xdm, gdm, kdm)? Is root just not listed and you can log in if you typed "root"?
Old 08-08-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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Hi Davey
  • K
  • Configuration
  • KDE Control Centre
  • System
  • Login Manager
  • Aministrator mode butoon - type root password
  • Users tab
  • Uncheck the cross next to Root user, in "hidden users"
  • appy
Log out
Log in

and you'll see the option to be Root user for the session

Last edited by Skyline; 08-08-2003 at 02:02 PM.
Old 08-08-2003, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

aaa: Nope, couldn't do what you suggested; KDE didn't provide that option.

Skyline: Your suggestion was 100% right on.

Cheers all.


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