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  1. #1
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    Exclamation 7.04 root logins

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

  2. #2
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    Re: 7.04 root logins

    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)

    AJ
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  3. #3
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    Re: 7.04 root logins

    I tried
    Code:
    sudo su
    and nothing happened, it just went back to the command prompt, not su

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