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Old 08-12-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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Root


Im sorry if this is the wrong forum, but could someone please tell me how to log in as root? I am using madrake linux and it automatically brings me to the desktop. If i log out, and hit ctr alt f1 it goes to this black screen where i can log in as root, but then cannot get to the desktop. question #2 why does linux tell me that a cannot access the usr/share directory? I am trying to intall my alcatel speedtouch usb modem, and i am supposed to put a mgmt.o file into the usr/share/speedtouch dir. when i try to do that is says access denied or something. So I can't get the .o file into the speedtouch directory... anyone have the speedtouch USB and can give me an easier way to get this thing working? Sorry for the long post, complete noobie here.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:26 PM   #2
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The first thing you could do is make a terminal and go:

% su
password: "put in the root password"
# cp path/to/file/mgmt.o /usr/share/speedtouch/

if you get an error you might have to go:
# mkdir /usr/share/speedtouch/


If you're uncomfortable with the command line, you should be able to logout once you're logged in as a normal user and login as by just putting root as username in the login screen.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:39 PM   #3
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you can't enter a name in the login screen, its chosen on a list, and my username is the only one on the list
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:00 PM   #4
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You login as a normal user, open a console window and type: su -
The su command allows you to be another user (including root).

According to Mandrake, in order to make root appear on the login screen,
you will have to properly adjust the user hiding options in the Login Manager section of the KDE Control Center

Mandrake Documentation
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3


Or
You can boot your system in runlevel 3 (text mode).
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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Another example of how mandrake makes it easy for newbies ;-) . There should definitely be a configuration option for KDM that lets you choose 'login as root'. Look in the control panel for KDE first and then in the one for mandrake.

Can you su and then open a konquerer window? you might havve to go xhhost +localhost first. But that would give you a konq window with superuser access.

Last edited by gargamel237; 08-12-2003 at 06:15 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:34 PM   #6
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so i hit ctr alt f1 and login: root password: blah blah ok? then i do % su
password: "put in the root password"
# cp path/to/file/mgmt.o /usr/share/speedtouch/

if you get an error you might have to go:
# mkdir /usr/share/speedtouch/

now i hit ctr alt f7 an im back into the destop. and guess what... now there is a file in the destination labeled as "D" i can't delete it, i cante rename, and when i try to open it, it asks what program i want to use... and i have no idea. and i guess after i return to the desktop im no longer root becuase it says access denied for everything i try to do with that file.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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a slightly expensive but easy fix. buy a router. Specifically the vigor2200usb. www.bestsystemsdirect.com
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:42 PM   #8
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Dude that sounds no easier, in fact it sounds like an ad.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:45 PM   #9
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yea,

anyway

you will have to properly adjust the user hiding options in the Login Manager section of the KDE Control Center

Mandrake Documentation
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

anyone got directions? i can't find it in that mass... ill try harder later
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:53 PM   #10
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By default Mdk uses MdkDM as it's display manager (aka DM or login manager) You can either install the KDM which lets you enter usernames, or adjust the kdm's settings in the KControl Centre, and Mdkdm will follow the changes.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:14 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by Proud
Mdkdm will follow the changes.
huh?
 
Old 08-13-2003, 02:31 PM   #12
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Question

Does it work

If not, tell us what you need to accomplish.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 02:54 PM   #13
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If you use the K Control Centre to adjust the KDM's settings, even though you are using Mdkdm instead, it will act very similarly as it uses the same config file. Using KDM is easier, it's provided with 9.1.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 05:58 PM   #14
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UPDATE: i got the file into the correct folder throuh nautilus. BUT now it doesn't tell me what to do and does not connect. SPEEDTOUCH USERS HELPPPP
 
Old 02-16-2004, 05:41 PM   #15
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As the clear instructions from Newman_SCO were stated in the other thread you started about this subject (why are you opening so many threads about the same thing, anyways? You'll never get fucused help that way) you will have to reinstall your modem now that you have the proper file in the proper spot. Open your mandrake control center and reinstall your modem and create an internet connection. Its easier to do it through Mandrake than that OS you just left. I'll answer your "how do I get root from the login" question as well. You can do this with a friendly GUI tool too. Look under your "K" menu and try to find, under system or other, logindrake. Or, under the Mandrake control center (if its still configured like the one for 9.1), you can choose to change the login properties. You'll have to uncheck root as a hidden user. Exit. DOne
When you next encounter the login box, root'll also be an option. But, most things you need to do, you can do from a root console, which you just need to have an open terminal for and "su" into it. Any sound issues or java installation issues, read my previous posts (hit the search button below my post). Come back with more questions if you have any
 
  


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