[SOLVED] How to login as root into a GUI in Mint 12
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 28, 2012
I posted this in the Mint forum, but thought I might have more chance of getting more replies in the General forum
Have just installed Mint12 - and it does seem to be a 64bit ripper of an OS !!
And it seems to have some "optimising interaction" with the CPU/mboard etc when it installs, judging by the number of assorted files with "amd64" in their titles - which has to be a good thing compared to the rather "one size fits all" approach of older linuxes.
I tried Ubuntu12.04 - an LTS too - but just couldn't live with the taskbar across the top of the screen that Unity/Gnome3 has - I much prefer the "old" Gnome2 GUI - as do many others, so it seems!
??> But how can I make it allow a GUI login as root from the login screen - which it refuses to do now?
The trick with Fedora14 (which by default also disallows this), which I've migrated from while still keeping it in reserve, was simply to comment out the 3rd line in /etc/pam.d/gdm-passwo
install python module without root
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 17, 2009
I was trying to run a python script on a server. My script needs a module called subprocess, however it hasn't been installed on the server yet. I don't have root access. Is it possible to install it then?
I remember under C++ and C, even without root, I could always install some libraries from building from source. For some binary, e.g. adobe reader, I could install it too. So what's the magic behind these difference: some could be installed without root while some cannot?
Thanks and regards!
[SOLVED] how can i remount root filesystem as read/write after modify readonlyroot file
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 21, 2010
My linux distro is CentOS 5.3. Today I edited /etc/sysconfig/readonly-root and set "READONLY" to yes, now my /etc/sysconfig/readonly-root file is like this:
# Set to 'yes' to mount the system filesystems read-only.
# Set to 'yes' to mount various temporary state as either tmpfs
# or on the block device labelled RW_LABEL. Implied by READONLY
# Place to put a tmpfs for temporary scratch writable space
# Label on local filesystem which can be used for temporary scratch space
# Label for partition with persistent data
# Where to mount to the persistent data
After system rebooting I find any operation would throw an error saying "Read-only file system", i can not do anything.
Please help me.
How to identify linux root to use dd command
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 18, 2010
I am one small issue away from joining the Ubuntu community...
How do I identify the path of my linux root partition? Do I use the /dev/sd# or mounted name?
Background: I have installed Ubuntu and installed the Grub boot loader to the same partition. I did this because I want to use Windows Boot Loader to launch Ubuntu (my preference). I'm following instructions found here to add a line to my boot.ini file to launch Ubuntu. My problem is, I am having trouble with the dd command from terminal. I am using the code as follows...
dd if=/dev/sda# of=/media/Data/ubuntu.bin bs=512 count=1
... where # is the number of my drive.
I know I have the /media/Data path correct because I have been able to write the file to my NTFS drive and recover it in Windows, but the if= path to linux root must not be right because the .bin file I'm writing is no good. This seems very simple but I'm overlooking something. Do I need to mount linux root? I am booting from Live CD, but again,
How to add new Root CA into cabundle.crt
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 25, 2011
Hello. I got an email from a customer saying that they will be switching to verisign certificates, and I need to add the new Root Certificate to my server. So I saved the text of the new root cert as newroot.crt. But how do I add it to /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt?
I used cat newroot.crt >> ./ca-bundle.crt, but that just results in the base64 encoded text of newroot.crt being appended to the end of ca-bundle.crt. There isn't any of that descriptive text above the entry like serial number, validity, CN, etc. (is that stuff necessary?)
I've got to get this done before the end of October so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
[SOLVED] JDownloader only runs with root privileges
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 2, 2010
I'm running Slackware13, yesterday I downloaded JDownloader.
When running it I get the following output:
Installing Spotify Linux Without Root
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 30, 2012
I'm using a networked computer that I don't have root access to, and I'd like to install the Linux Spotify Preview or alternatively get spotify to work through Wine (which I would also have to install without root).
The problem is that I only seem to be able to find .deb or .rpm files for spotify linux, which need root access, has anyone found a way around this?
The system I'm running on is Fedora 11, Kernel Linux 126.96.36.199-64.fc11.x86_64. Thanks in advance for any suggestions, it would stop me having to carry my laptop in everyday just to listen to music!
How to login as root?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 8, 2005
Alright, I am very new to this and this is a really stupid question. But How do I login to root?
How to get the root/admin terminal?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: January 1, 2013
I saw someone having an admin terminal where you are root from when you start it. I also have it on raspbian on my raspberry pi.
I wonder how to get it on ubuntu.
Using 12.04 and GNOME Classic.
Happy New Year to all of you
[SOLVED] su root privileges password in Fedora
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 1, 2012
I've just installed Fedora Linux 17 as a virtual machine using Parallels Desktop 7 on my MacBook Pro. I have a note at the bottom of the Fedora window which says, "Parallels Tools are outdated. Please reinstall them manually". The Parallels Desktop Help page entitled 'Parallels Tools For Linux' advises me to, "start a terminal in your Linux guest OS. Type the following command to gain the root privileges: su".
I come unstuck after this step as I am asked for a password. I have tried the login password I used when I set up Fedora in Parallels but it didn't work. I'm not sure that I set up any other password that could be the one it's after.
I have tried installing the Parallels Tools by selecting Devices>Parallels in Fedora File, then clicking the 'install file' I then get a window that gives me the option to click 'run' which doesn't seem to do anything. When I choose 'run in terminal' I get the terminal which says 'Error:you do not have permissions
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