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Old 12-21-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Root password not working after installing KDE

I've installed Gentoo os and successfully.

Now after installing KDE, my root password isn't working. So I can't configure install any packages to use the Internet

I can login using the normal user I created, but just won't accept the root password.

Old 12-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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I know I might be really off track on this because I’m a newbie also but did you try ‘SU’ to root?

From a shell try use the SU command and then when prompted use the root password.

Hope this helps some what.
Old 12-22-2011, 09:44 AM   #3
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The problem was I forgot to add my user to the wheel group. It works perfectly now.


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