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Old 12-07-2003, 01:24 PM   #1
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Question How do I log in to root once I have logged out of X server?

I am trying to install my first driver for NVidia graphics card. I seem to have it mostly figured out except for when it told me to log out of X server, so I logged out and tried to log in as root. However, since as a "Greenhorn", I'm completely ignorant of almost everything concerning Linux, I need someone to hold my han on this one.

Oh...running Mandrake 9.2
Old 12-07-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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use 'su' and type in your password to get root privlidges.
Old 12-07-2003, 02:33 PM   #3
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'su' is your friend. Always login as user, then use the su command. This turns you into root. Then, when you've finished your root business, type 'exit.' This returns you to being a user.

In the future remember that you'll never need to login to X as root. You can always open a terminal window and su.


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Old 12-07-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
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Thank you! That worked, now though, it says No matching pre-compiled kernel interface found. What now?

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