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Old 05-25-2003, 01:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy Logging on as root in drake 9.1

ok, i know i'm going to sound like a , but how the hell do i log on as root on mandrake linux 9.1? thanks

Brad (jareds friend, i'm to lazy to make my own account)
Old 05-25-2003, 02:11 AM   #2
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At the login prompt type root and press enter
When asked for passwork, give root's password.

It isn't a good idea to run as root. Create a user's account and su - for root power.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
Old 05-25-2003, 09:20 AM   #3
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Jared, i have the same question...

fancypiper, which login prompt?

when i log off as the current user, it brings up a GUI style login box, and root is not an option.
[i'm using kde for the gui]
Old 05-25-2003, 09:31 AM   #4
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you could always log in as yourself in the gui and the go control-alt-F2 and log in as root. Remember if your logging in as root in the second gui use startx -- :1 instead of just startx
Old 05-25-2003, 10:17 AM   #5
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darin3200, thank you very much... that helped everything...

i hope it helped jared...
Old 05-25-2003, 11:17 AM   #6
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yeah, that helped me too. thanks darin3200
Old 05-25-2003, 12:15 PM   #7
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If you want root as an option on the log in screen and you are using kde go into kde control panel, go to system manager click on login manager then under users take the x out of the box in front of root, there you go root will now be one of your selections on the log in screen.


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