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Old 02-16-2005, 08:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation Updated KDE, cant login root

I am running MEPIS_2004(Debian) with KDE. Yesterday I updated a few parts of KDE and not the rest and today I read that this will cause problems(and it did) so I did what the thread suggested and updated everything under the KDE sub menu in kpackage(not reading what most of them even where I just figured update it all) anyway after that it fixed my problems with sound but when I logged out instead of going to the normal login screen it just went to the command prompt. It asked for my username and password so I gave my normal username and password(not my root), that didnt do anything so I restarted the computer and then the login screen came up----BUT there was no option to log in root, so I logged in with my normal account but when I tried to get into print server or something else that requires root my password doesnt work. I tried just typing root and my passwd at login but that doesnt work. Does anybody know what I did and how to correct this?

>>Whats gnome like? Whats the diff between gnome and kde???

Old 02-17-2005, 07:43 PM   #2
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if you go into
control panel>System Administration>Login Manager>Users Tab

click the Administrative Mode button, then deselect the box next to root(should be under hidden users)
that *should* make it appear

Although *technically* your supposed to su root from the cammand line....

This worked with my Mandrake distro, but it's giving me some difficulties with my newly updated Mepis
Hope this helps

I have a similar problem

As for your question about gnome
I think the most noticeable diff is that the toolbar is thinner and on the top of the screen
then again it's been a while since I last used gnome
and I am something of a newb to linux


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