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Hello I am a newbie to Linux. I am using Mandriva. The problem is whenever I startx as root I am just getting the K menu and nothing more else ...
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    Hello I am a newbie to Linux. I am using Mandriva. The problem is whenever I startx as root I am just getting the K menu and nothing more else on the desktop But when I login as a normal user I am able to get a Fully loaded KDE. I dont know wat has gone wrong help me to solve this problem.

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    For security reasons, you should never log in as root. Just use your regular account access, and when you need to do something with root permissions, open a Konsole and enter:

    su
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    Thanks OZAR for your reply. Even Now I am using a normal account only. But I want to figure out what mistake I have done while Playin around with ROOT s X-windows. I just want to put back Roots X as It was Before that is a completely loaded KDE.

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    If I remember correctly, the root account is disabled by default in later versions of KDE. Maybe someone will correct me if that's wrong, or perhaps they can provide additional information.
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    Here we go... I found a link with some info about it:

    Using KDE as Root

    Have you enabled the root account?
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