On Being root....
rob at robandmegan.net
Sun Mar 5 05:44:34 UTC 2006
I am trying to get around having to play with Ubuntu's interest in keeping me
from becoming root in console and so on. I have no idea why, but maybe it is
to block people from running all the time as root, which I know is a pretty
stupid thing. I have not been at a root graphical desktop in years.
But right now I am in something of a pickle, as while I can su into root, and
open KDE's Root Console, I now cannot run Adept, Kuser, kdesu, or anything
graphical as root. Its really starting to bug me, as I am not a real pro at
apt-get, dpkg or any of that, and its a real pain right now to configure my
machine the way I want without the graphical side. Mostly, as between rpms
and deb based installers, all the packages seem to be named differently, and
I don't know what to ask for.
I am wondering if anyone has spent enough time, or has found a website that
lets us in on unblocking the root console, and all the GUI utilities that we
would like to use.
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