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Old 09-08-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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rpmdrake opens when I log in as root

Everytime I log in as root I get rpmdrake "Software Packages Instalation" and "Software Packages Removal" windows that open automaticaly. I have just installed Mandriva 10 on my computer and it did not do that the first time I loged in however it now does it every time.

It is a old computer so I am looking to speed it up in any way possible and having rpmdrake open takes forever.

Old 09-08-2005, 08:08 AM   #2
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You shouldn't really log into a gui environent as root. Its a big security risk and you can cause irreversible damage to your Linux installation. Anyway, I think you need to close rpmdrake and make sure you save your session when logging out. This differs depending on which desktop environment you use.

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Old 09-09-2005, 01:23 PM   #3
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That would do the trick. It turns out everytime I was not logging out instead I was using "shutdown -r now" to reboot the computer. I logged out and logged back in and it did not open rpmdrake.

I will just log on as a user from now on and use a terminal for root privilages.



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