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In the "terminal", we can use "su" to gain root access. Is it possible for my "user1" to gain root access in KDE itself? Thanks....
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    RH9.0 KDE's Root Access


    In the "terminal", we can use "su" to gain root access. Is it possible for my "user1" to gain root access in KDE itself?

    Thanks.

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    at the login prompt type "root" for the username and the root password for the passsword then load kde as normal.. i think that is what you are wanting?

    edit: if when you are logged in as root in kde or any windowmanager you can become annother user but still with root privilages by typeing "su user1" and then user1's password

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    You shouldn't log in as root, though, because of several security issues. You should just switch to root in a terminal when you need it.

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