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Re: Newbie question

On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 07:51:04AM +0200, Koen Niehof wrote:
> How do I get to the screen where I can login as root? Now I get the graphical 
> login screen and I can't login as root. When I try to setup my ADSL connection 
> to the internet the pppoeconf program tells me I have to become root first. 
> When I open a window and type the command su root then I'm root, but still this 
> pppoeconf tells me I have to become root. I want to login as root so I can 
> setup my ADSL connection. Or is there an other way to do this?

more info in the sig, below:

I use Debian/GNU Linux version 2.2;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #25 from Will Trillich <will@serensoft.com>
Did you know you have MORE THAN ONE CONSOLE to use? There's
six, by default: try Control-Alt-F6 to see console six,
Ctl-Alt-F3 for console 3, and so forth. (If you don't use the X
window display system, you don't need to include the control
key. If you do have X running, you can return to it from any
console via Alt-F7, unless you've changed the defaults.) Each
console can have its own login, running its own jobs. Very

Also see http://newbieDoc.sourceForge.net/ ...

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