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  1. #11

    Root login probs

    Hi I did say I was a newby! I use autologin and when I open konsole (which I think is an editor that you mention and the only editor I seem to have) I am logged in as myname@localhost and I don't know how to change this to root login. I installed mandrake 10.1 and so the myname login I thought would be the root one, anyway it won't let me access a lot of the files which would be available in root but I don't know how to get to root.
    Any help please! this is a bit of a learning curve but I'm not going to give up just yet.
    In reply I needs things explained in idiot guide format!

  2. #12
    the konsole is not an editor,it's a bit like having a dos box but more powerful.
    to change to root

    then press enter
    it will then display

    enter the root password (you do remember it?) that will give you root users permissions. when finished type

    that will get you back to normal user mode
    to edit a file type

    kate filename
    where filename is the name of the file you wish to edit
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  3. #13
    Linux Newbie
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    May 2005
    Scranton, Pa
    spencerf. Thanks for your great reply. fvs

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