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Old 08-16-2003, 04:47 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9 - Login as Root?

n00b question

I have just upgraded to mandrake 9 from 8.1. The thing that troubling me is that I cant see anyway to log in as root. The login screen only shows me my standard account, but no where to type root as the username or select it.

EDIT: Dont worry, I just found the answer by using the search function, which I should have done first. Thnx anyway

Last edited by Planky; 08-16-2003 at 04:51 AM.
Old 08-16-2003, 04:51 AM   #2
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This is the new default way of doing things. I am assuming they did this to discourage the use of root in a gui environment of his own as most applications needing root's priv's will pop up a box for root's pass. You can also su - in a terminal to get to root. I personally think it was a great idea...

However, in your Control Panel you should find the ability to remove this with the Login Manager Controls.

Old 08-16-2003, 07:51 AM   #3
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KDE Control Centre
Login Manager
Aministrator mode butoon - type root password
Users tab
Uncheck the cross next to Root user, in "hidden users"

Log out
Log in

and you'll see the option to be Root user for the session


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