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Old 10-27-2002, 12:43 PM   #1
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Problem with X on ML8.2 logging in as root


I am having a strange problem with X on my system. I just installed Mandrake 8.2 (Download Edition). I have a GeForce3 64MB, and I have installed the latest nVidia drivers.

When I log in as a normal user, everything works great! I've got Samba working, I can listen to MOD files with the xmp plugin, etc.

However, when I log in as root using KDE, I get this nasty red background, the Splash screen crashes with Segfault 11, and when it finally logs in it is SLOOOOOOW, with no desktop icons or anything configured.

Not that I really need to log in as root, as I have been just su'ing when necessary, but I am wondering if there is a simple solution to this problem? It is just a major annoyance.

Old 10-27-2002, 04:30 PM   #2
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you can change the background, this is the default to warn you that you are root. As far as the other goes, you might try to remove roots files in /root for kde and replace them with the ones for a user you have setup like you want it and change ownership of them.

It is best not to use root to login to run X, but if it's not a critical system you might be ok. just remember that your system is much more vunerable.

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 10-27-2002 at 04:32 PM.


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