On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 05:51:51PM +0200, Roland Smith wrote: > On Mon, Jun 18, 2007 at 04:22:42PM +0200, Christian Walther 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. :-) > > It's better to use pw(8). to do user and group management. In this case > 'pw groupmod wheel -m <yourname>' would do the trick. > > Although you can edit /etc/group, you should not edit /etc/passwd, > because it should be generated from /etc/master.passwd. Therefore it's > best to get used to using pw(8). It will also help generate valid group > and passwd syntax.
Sort of. Actually, you should use vipw(8) to edit /etc/passwd. It will take care of updating master.passwd and the database. But, using pw is OK too. ////jerry > > Roland > -- > R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ > [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] > pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"