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Old 02-12-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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simple question:how do u logon as root?

i am really a
Old 02-12-2004, 02:25 PM   #2
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open a terminal and type :
su -
and then type the root password .

if your at an actual login prompt then as username type :
and then type the password ..
Old 02-12-2004, 03:16 PM   #3
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Since it looks like (based on your profile) that you use Mandrake, and if you want to login from kdm, go to configuration -> kde -> system -> -> login manager and then uncheck root from the hidden users list.

Be advise that logging in as root is generally not a good idea.
Old 02-12-2004, 03:46 PM   #4
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ok thanks


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