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So after a uneventful install of Mandriva Powerpack 2009 I was doing some configuring and noticed that when I open up Konsole and try to perform a task that I ...
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    root terminal


    So after a uneventful install of Mandriva Powerpack 2009 I was doing some configuring and noticed
    that when I open up Konsole and try to perform a task that I need to log in as root it prompts for my password so I type that in and it tells me sorry wrong password so to test it out I went to synaptic package handler and installed a program it again prompts me for root password which I then was able to install using password.What the French Toast!! I need to be able to log in as root in Konsole so I was wondering what I am missing. I have run Ubuntu and Fedora and it is very easy what could I be missing? Konsole will not accept my root password as long as I am in the Konsole.

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    You're using synaptic with Mandriva?

    Are you using sudo or su from the terminal?

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    type "whoami" at the prompt. If not root su to root then type in roots password.

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