View Full Version : [ubuntu] 7.04 root logins

April 25th, 2008, 10:55 AM
Hi All,
I have just installed ubuntu 7.04 onto one of my pc's and some of the menu items i need access to arent displayed in the user i created when i installed ubuntu, i need to use the root login for gdm in order to be able to add these items. Now before any of you tell me, i know its not advised to use root on a graphical login, but i need to, I am totally aware of the risks involved.
Also when i try to create a passwd for root using

sudo passwd root
nothing happens at all. so please help asap anyone

April 25th, 2008, 11:24 AM
hi there,
instead of doing sudo passwd root
do sudo su to get into root first
then do 'passwd' (root password is changed if no user is specified)


April 25th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I tried

sudo su
and nothing happened, it just went back to the command prompt, not su