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Trio3b 10-18-2004 08:14 PM

Mandrake 10 root user
Setup Mandrake 10 using DRAKX and KDE desktop. Did not specify root user or passwords during setup. Apparently that sets up a GUI as root user which is not good. Someone kindly suggested I create root user and password. During reboot I have these selections 263-7, failsafe, floppy, linux, linux-nonfb. OR, I have been able to login by typing "root" with no password in the KDE login screen. Then I have access to the command line in the KDE desktop. Which would be the best way to reenter this info? Thanks for any help

jschiwal 10-18-2004 10:17 PM

The first thing you should probably do is give root a password. You can do this by starting up konsole and entering the 'passwd' command.
You will be asked for the new password twice.

Next create a normal user for yourself in the 'userdrake' program. Depending on the 'msec' security level you chose, you might want to make yourself a member of the 'wheel' group which will allow you access to more files.

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