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pondwaterboy
post May 24 2008, 11:34 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
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Hello.

This may seem like a stupid question and I feel stupid for asking it but how do I log onto the root user?

I'm using Ubuntu and I don't seem to be able to do anything with any programs because to do that you have be logged in as root, but when I tried logging in root on the main login page it said "System Administrator is not allowed to log in from this page"...

Yes I am n00b. Help me please!

Am I missing something that's blatantly obvious?!?!
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markjr
post May 24 2008, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (pondwaterboy @ May 24 2008, 11:34 AM) *
Hello.

This may seem like a stupid question and I feel stupid for asking it but how do I log onto the root user?

I'm using Ubuntu and I don't seem to be able to do anything with any programs because to do that you have be logged in as root, but when I tried logging in root on the main login page it said "System Administrator is not allowed to log in from this page"...

Yes I am n00b. Help me please!

Am I missing something that's blatantly obvious?!?!


The other thing you can do until you apply Michael's fix (above) is when you're logged into a shell as a normal user just try "su" and become the superuser that way.
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