Thanks, I was trying Alt-1 and Ctl-1 for the hot key. H Severino --- Christian Walther <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 18/06/07, Harriet Severino <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I am having install isues and can not login as root in the GUI. I > have > > to re-boot and come up in single user mode to work as root. Then > when I > > need to look something up, I have to boot into regular mode, look > it up > > on the web, then re-boot into single user mode. This is cumbersome > to > > say the least. I need to install the jdk, and keep rebooting to > check > > the doc! > > By default root is not allowed to login to the GUI. So far, this is > "works as designed". > There are two options: > 1. Switch to a console by pressing Ctrl+Alt+1 vor example. This will > give you a console login that doesn't reject root. Do the things you > want to do as root there. > 2. Add yourself to the group "wheel". This will allow you to login > *as > a normal user*, open a terminal and do a "su -". Enter the root > password, and you're done. To do this you probably need to use a > console login and edit /etc/group apropriately. :-) > > HTH > Christian >
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