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    Re: root access

    They have the root account "disabled" as already mentioned by the password so that idiots like me or just newbies don't go logging in as root and messing up their systems. It can be enabled, but I don't think we are allowed to talk about that here, only point you to were it might be posted. BUT, as has already been mentioned, you really shouldn't need to login as root anyway. All the access you need can be accessed by "sudo" (for command line) or "gksudo" (for command line access to graphical apps - like an editor, etc.). Way back when I jumped the gun on root (I had prior experience with Unix) and messed some things up - so stick with sudo or gksudo.

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    Re: root access

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    Ok, I pull by my thanks and call you jerks now. I told you it was what I read somewhere and didn't know it was wrong yet you rub it in and laugh even though the reason I why I believed it was a good, valid one.
    you need a thicker skin for these forums

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    Re: root access

    Quote Originally Posted by ManamiVixen View Post
    Ok, I pull by my thanks and call you jerks now. I told you it was what I read somewhere and didn't know it was wrong yet you rub it in and laugh even though the reason I why I believed it was a good, valid one.
    Please don't be offended! We really are here just to try and help - we've all been there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squakie View Post
    Please don't be offended! We really are here just to try and help - we've all been there!
    Indeed, it's all good fun
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    Re: root access

    Alright sorry... I can be prude at times. We're all friends here!

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    Re: root access

    Well, ManamiVixen, we were going to close the thread temporarily for staff review (well, we were watching it already), but if you're OK with it we can leave it go.

    Most of the posts were simple, straightforward corrections of a misconception. A couple of posts were a bit too humorous -- so everyone please take into account that written text on a forum is not as subtle as tone of voice.

    Thanks.

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    Re: root access

    Thank you and welcome.

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