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Old 05-08-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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Mandrake root password problem

I have mandrake 8.2 running using KDE but am having some login problems. Usually i login as a user and then get asked for root password for certain actions.

For example I login as fred then go to rpm install and i am prompted for password. I enter root password and hey presto i can play with rpm installs. But......if I try to run user management I get a root password prompt, I put in root password and it is rejected as incorrect.

I dont understand, but hey it is linux.......

Old 05-08-2003, 06:43 PM   #2
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Only root can make some changes in your system. So that's why it asks for its password.
Old 05-08-2003, 08:53 PM   #3
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Do you have a non standard qwerty keyboard?
I have an azerty keyboard (be) and I used to specify that in mandrake control center.
Old 05-09-2003, 02:32 AM   #4
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root and keytboards

Keyboard is standard.

I dont understand why the root password is accepted for certain activities and rejected as incorrect for others. I understand you need to belogged in as root but the password shouldnt change dynamically!.



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