Re: login as root to GUI
19/05/2011 18:17, Dick Bayerl wrote:
> I am frustrated. I have tried installing both UBUNTU and DEBIAN with
> the same problem. I never can login to root so I can't make changes to
> various files. Not the owner. I am just now installing DEBIAN on a
> second machine and keeping careful notes about the password to see if
> that will work. I really like the idea of working with DEBIAN and hope
> I can get past this issue.
> Dick Bayerl
Hi, don't login as root in X, instead deactivate temporarily X-session
access control, and launch desired gui tool as root:
Or you can use the "x" su-to-root util from your desktop environment,
gksu for Gnome or kdesu for KDE :
alt + F2 (keys "alt" and "F2" pressed simultaneously)
This way you can launch gedit or nautilus with root privileges.
To re-enable X-session control use "xhost -".
Hope it help alleviate the frustration ;-) .