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pondwaterboy
post May 24 2008, 11:34 AM
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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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michaelk
post May 24 2008, 11:42 AM
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Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
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Ubuntu does not permit root login by default. See the link for more details.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

You can enable root login:
Go to System -> Administration -> Login Screen Setup
You will be prompted for your password (user password for sudo)
Under the Security tab in the Setup GUI, check 'Allow root to login with GDM'
After you have done this, log out of your account and log in as root with tthe username 'root' (obviously) and the password you had created for the root account.
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