root login on KDE kills my other users home directory
I've used Mandriva in the past and never had an issue like this.
* I changed my box to boot up in run level 3
* I allow root access in the kde config files
When I startx as root from the prompt (either directly as root or by using su on the prompt) my other users home directories are deleted! What is more when I delete the users and add them again they still can't login into X and I have to chown and chgrp their home directories from 501 to their username so their profile works under bash.
Brand new users seem to able to login with out any problem if they are created after I login as root.
Everything appears to work fine if I don't login to X as root. I know I shouldn't be doing this anyways but the distribution shouldn't behave in this way.
I googled this problem and couldn't find any one else experiencing this issue. Has any one experienced anything similar?
I might try Mandriva Spring to see if this issue is resolved.