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    How do i login as root in GUI?

    I'm new to Linux and I was trying to make the anti aliasing turned off.

    and I found out that I need to change the following file :


    to turn off the aa feature.

    when i tried to change the file, it came up with the msg that says

    no permission blabla.

    So i thought maybe i need a root authority to edit the file.

    Can somebody help me with this?

    Basically, what I'd like to know is how to login as a root in GUI, Mandrake.


  2. #2
    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Just put root are username and your rootpass as the password.

    If that dosn't work, change the settings in mandrake controle center to let you log in as root in the way mentiond above,

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  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
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    Nov 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Login in as root should be one of your last resort.. you could simply go in terminal, and issue the su command. with this either (vi) from terminal, ( kwrite "filename") or even (chmod 777) to make this file "changeable" for any user... (you should also change it back to its original state after use)

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    to log as root in GUI in linux mandrake, this is what is to be done step by step:
    click on start, system, configuration, configure your computer. then it will ask for the root passwork, enter and in the next window, click on system. then click on users and groups. this is the final target. click on 'add user' and put root as login and put the root passwork. this will enable you to start a new session and log as root. but please do exercise caution since this will enable you to change everything.

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