Re: Root login
On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 03:18:58PM +0200, Johan van der Walt wrote:
> I just now installed Woody and did a simple installation using only tasksel.
> So Gnome is the display manager. However, it does not allow me to login as
> root. I need to install OpenOffice and to do that I have to login as root
> but not from the console.
> How can I get past this problem?
Everything that was posted so far is true, but I thought I'd add: if you
want to be able to su to root (the best idea) and then run an X program, you
also need to type:
at an xterm (or other x terminal) prompt. This allows local accounts other
than the one that started X access to the display.
Carl Fink email@example.com
Manager, Dueling Modems Computer Forum
- Root login
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