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  1. #1

    Can't login as root

    This is my first day with Mandriva Linux 2005 Limited Edition. I am trying to install the drivers for my NFORCE motherboard, and I need to login as root. However, I did exec login; then I tried logging in with username "root" and the one that I named the administrator. Neither of these worked. What am I doing wrong?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    If you are using KDE 3.4, root logins are disabled by default.

    You should be able to log into a console, though, if you setup your root account and password correctly.

  3. #3
    Well, yea I was trying to do it in 'Konsole'. Is there no way for me to install anything while in KDE?

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  5. #4
    if you're happy installing from command line then in Konsole type:

    su -
    then it'll ask for the root password. type it in and now u have a root shell.

    If not, in the K Menu somewhere is a "File Manager - Super User Mode" Choose this (somewhere in utilities iirc, been a while since i used KDE) and it'll prompt u for the root password, and then u get konsole with root privileges.
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  6. #5
    thanks! that worked like a charm

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