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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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    Post 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.

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    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.
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    Post Re: Can't login as root

    Hi k0rrupt10n,

    You can just type `who am i` from a terminal console ie:

    option 1
    $ who am i

    option 2
    # 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.

    Jnike

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    Question Mandrake

    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?

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