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I can't seem to login to GUI as root user.. It works fine with my normal user, but i get an error message when I try to start x as ...
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- 12-19-2004 #1
Can't login to GUI as root
It works fine with my normal user, but i get an error message when I try to start x as root...
When I use the GUI login the system automaticaly logs in as the normal user. without asking for a passw. or user.
Is there a way to fix the login so that i can choose to login as root?
Is there a way to go into superuser mode in GUI?
su command doesn't help much since it only works in the konsoll...
- 12-19-2004 #2
You should NEVER log in as root, as this can cause a shed load of damage (mostly by acident).
You should be able to do all the things you need in the terminal, what is it you want to do as root?
What errors do you get when you try startx as root?
I'm not familiar with Mandrake, but look arout do see if there is a SuperUser mode version of Konqurer (or similar) lying around.
- 12-19-2004 #3
you can have it not do the automatic login in the control center, iirc
- 12-19-2004 #4
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root login is disabled somewhere in mandrake control centreLansbury's Lido
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- 12-20-2004 #5
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- Dec 2004
At first, I'm assuming you're using KDE. But using other WM:s doesn't make much difference.
From KDE, you can change the login options from: click the "K-panel", and then navigate to "System","Configurate", "KDE" and then search for something like "Login options" (not sure how they are written, I'm using the Finnish version of my system =)). From there you'll find a page (from the upper corner) that says "Users". Now you can make your SU login to become visible.
But, as said, you should try to learn to control your system through the terminal...it's a LOT more effective way of dealing things than being a SU in graphical mode. =)
- 12-21-2004 #6
The problem is that my current user is only able to write to the Home dir. And I need to install programs, websites and so on... I'm also using Gnome, because the kDe desktop doesn't work... think some of the packages was damaged during download..
- 12-21-2004 #7
- 12-21-2004 #8
well thanks for all help, I ended up installing mandrake again and now it all works well