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ok so normally KDE is on 7th spot, but what if i want two things of kde on the same compy running simultaneously? ex. stinnkoman CLI on ctl alt f1 ...
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    ok so normally KDE is on 7th spot, but what if i want two things of kde on the same compy running simultaneously? ex. stinnkoman CLI on ctl alt f1 and stinkoman GUI on ctl alt f7. root CLI on ctl alt f2 and root gui on ctl alt f8. is this possible?
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    It's probably possible, but you should be spanked for running X as root. That is a major no-no. It's just dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    It's probably possible, but you should be spanked for running X as root. That is a major no-no. It's just dangerous.
    Yeah, it's a terrible habit to get started. The last time I actually logged in as root user was about 5 or 6 years ago, and I feel quite sure now that it was totally uncalled for even back then.
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    well i find it easier to change documents in the gui... im still used to windows, and am not exactly a master (or even apprentice) of the command line yet.
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    Oh, I was thinking that you said in another thread that you preferred the command line. Either way, it's still a bad idea to log in as root user.

    You can try running GUI apps with root permissions, but as a regular user by going to the command line and using the kdesu command, like in the following examples:

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    kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab
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    I'm not sure that it works in Slackware but it works in most distros.
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    i think i said id like to use the CLI better, but Im still not used to it enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkoman View Post
    i think i said id like to use the CLI better, but Im still not used to it enough
    Of course, the quickest way to "get used to it" is to use it as much as possible.

    Have fun with the command line, or with the GUI should you decide to stick with it instead...
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    any site with a list of CLI commands and descriptions or do i just have to find these things out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkoman View Post
    any site with a list of CLI commands and descriptions or do i just have to find these things out?
    I gave you that link already in this post:

    If you should need help with the command line, check out:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.

    It's a great source for learning commands and Slackware is a command line oriented distro, although it operates great under the GUI.
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    just an update...

    Ok, I just read elsewhere that the kdesu commands that I posted above (and other kdesu commands) do indeed work under Slackware 12, so that should solve any perceived need to actually login as root user.
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