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I've installed Mandrake 10.1 on my machine, but at the GDM I only have the choice of the users that I created, and cannot log on as root. I need ...
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- 03-12-2007 #1
Mandrake 10.1 - log on as root?
I've installed Mandrake 10.1 on my machine, but at the GDM I only have the choice of the users that I created, and cannot log on as root. I need to do this to do some printer modifications, as the text box asking for the account permissions does not allow me to put in the root account and password.
- 03-12-2007 #2
Just type as user's name root and then your password.
If this fails, I don't know why can something like this happen, try logging in from console, root as linux login and then type startx to start the gui.
- 03-16-2007 #3
Re: Can't login as root
You can just type `who am i` from a terminal console ie:
$ who am i
# who am i
The above mentioned options, is a clue to the permission you may hold as a standard user or the root user. Option 2 with the # prompt, normally indicates you are currently logged in with root privilege.
I hope this is of help.
- 04-08-2007 #4
You see, Mandrake only allows a drop-down list of users and does not let you type in Root as a user. Where do you change the Init Runlevel for start-up, to bring me into command prompt at startup?