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Old 01-24-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Need to Login as Root


Does anyone know how to cause KDM to allow Root Login as I am having trouble with my Resolutions with normal user & want login as root till I can fix it which I have posted about on another thread.
Thanks anyOne
 
Old 01-24-2008, 09:03 AM   #2
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Although, it's a bad-bad-bad idea to run KDE as root. You can destroy your system in a snap. You've been warned! It's better to use su or sudo in a terminal to run commands as root.

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Old 01-24-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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Thanks, I know about su & sudo etc but that is no good to me when I cant use them or login because of Resolution problems, But can login to root where there is no resolution problems it seems but am unable to because KDM wont let me.
I want to login via Root until I fix My Resolution Problems as stated in my First Post.
Can AnyOne help.
Thanks
 
Old 01-24-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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Are you sure it is a KDM issue and not your Xserver's? Why don't you just change you xorg.conf file and allow only a small resolution (e.g. 800x600), login as normal user and fix your resolution like this?
 
Old 01-24-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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I already tried that and still end up with 640x480 which wont let me reach any options or apply buttons on my screen or resize any apps small enough to reach apply button etc in nvidia-settings or other apps. I have posted a thread here & at DesktopBSD waiting for answers & have tried a few options given to me but still end up with same even though I dont even have 640x480 on my modes list in xorg.conf.
all works fine using Vesa driver but not with nvidia which I need.
I also read in a post that you can add root logins via kcontrol-Login Manager but cant find that option.
thanks.
I need 1024x780 fo my cheap LCD Monitor
 
Old 01-24-2008, 10:37 AM   #6
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Ctr+Alt+'+'

Control with Alt and plus (or minus) key. Every time you use this key combination X switches to next available resolution.

Also you can log in as root from console and comment out all resolutions in xorg.conf you do not need. There is never need to run X server as root.
 
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Thanks, I know about su & sudo etc but that is no good to me when I cant use them or login because of Resolution problems, But can login to root where there is no resolution problems it seems but am unable to because KDM wont let me.
I'm confused. If KDM won't let you log in as root - how did
you establish that root has no problem with the resolution?


Cheers,
Tink

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Old 01-28-2008, 12:20 AM   #8
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Because I used to have same problem with Linux where my Resolution was different for Root than for user, but this is Unix.
Also when I tried to login from Console with Root priveladges I think it was that it gave me a quick gimpse & then went back to console without logging me in.
It doesnt matter any more as I fixed my Problem with Resolution " http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nvidia-615859/ ",Both vesa driver & Nvidia-Very happy

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