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Old 09-21-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
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Help a noob in mandrake linux

i use mandrake linux and i wish to know how to work always as root. for example, i try to install rpm packages with my username but it always says that i dont have enough permissions. i know how to work as root in shell by typing su, but how do you work as root in kde and everything else?
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"how do you work as root in kde and everything else?"

You log in as root.

When you install Mandrake it is possible to set up Linux so that root is not one of the names that appear on your login screen. If you installed Mandrake this way then you need to get root on the login screen. I don't know enough about Mandrake to tell you how to fix this problem at this point without doing a complete reinstall. Maybe a Mandrake user can tell you how to easily fix it.


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