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 Post subject: Unable to log into root account
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:15 am 
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I cannot log into root from the login screen.

When in user login I can carry out most administrative tasks but for the few where I need root access when I login a quick message says something about no need to unpin.................

I need to edit etc/ppp/peers/options file but am uable to get to root.

I have tested root password and even allowing for different keyboards cannot login. Root password works for muser, minstall etc



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 Post subject: Re: Unable to log into root account
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:47 am 
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to edit a file as root, in a terminal type:

su

and you'll be prompted for your password.
Then at the terminal, type

leafpad
(or whatever editor you use).

I hope this helps.

Pedro

P.S. I don't think Antix allows root log in from slim. I could be wrong, maybe someone else will know for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Unable to log into root account
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Alternatively, type sux rather than su, rox and navigate to the file/folder in rox. Right click on the file, open as text.

If you really want to be able to login as root (not advised), you can copy the .xinitrc file in your home folder to the root folder.

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 Post subject: Re: Unable to log into root account
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Thanks, I will try suggestions tonight.


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