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Old 10-14-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
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Okay heres a rookie question.

How can I make it si that when I boot RH9 it automaticaly logs me on as the superuser. Currently it logs in as my name and I have to logout to get to superuser. This is a pain because I cant do everything I want to as a normal user.
Old 10-14-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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I know that this does not directly answer your question (I don't know the answer) but...

It is generally considered a *bad thing* to always run as root. Security being a large reason. As the saying goes "Don't take the name of root in vain!"

If there are certain things that you would like to do but not switch to root try messing around with the chmod command.
Old 10-14-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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you need to 'sudo' yourself. Search around of ra how-to on it, If you get stuck post back here and someone can help you out.
Old 10-14-2003, 08:29 PM   #4
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good point.....

default boot as root could put a lot of power into someone else's hands....

i do however believe somewhere (if in graphic mode) in a "control panel" option there is a setting for automatic root could be the user set....not really sure as i haven't used it myself...(security)


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