[SOLVED] How to login as root into Mint 12 and how to get Skype audio working
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 25, 2012
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 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!
However I have a few little niggles with Mint12 which hopefully a more technoliterate upline might be able to sort out in a few seconds, if poss:
How can I make it allow a login as root from the login screen - which it refuses to do now?
The trick with Fedora was simply to comment out the 3rd line in /etc/pam.d/gdm-password (= auth required pam_succeed...) but neither that file, or anyhing much like it, seems to be a
truecrypt cant obtain root privileges
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 11, 2008
Im using debian lenny, and I have installed truecrypt 6.0a, and when I try to do an encrypted filesystem, or when I want to generate a key it prompts me for a password and I give it roots password, then I get an error prompt saying that truecrypt could not obtain administration privileges.
What should I do to fix this?
Im running truecrypt as a normal user.
Thank you all for your help!
System UUID without root
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 27, 2013
Is there a command to query the system UUID without root same as lshal | grep "system.hardware.uuid" on RH5 and above for older linux version? (e.g.: RedHat AS 3, Suse Enterprise Server 8)
prob. how to delete linux root,repartition and change boot sequence
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 7, 2005
i have a 19 GB hard drive.
i installed mandrake 9 with a 2gb partition.
i want to uninstall linux.
i want to get my 2 GB back and get rid of the dual boot system
the only uninstall instructions i found anywhere were:
if you used norton partition magic boot it up under windows XP,delete the linux partitions,and resize your primary windows partition to fill the entire drive
Place your XP installation disc in your drive,reboot,hit R to enter the rescue console and type in fixmbr to go back to the system boot you had before linux.
pretty straight forward,but i did not use norton to make the partion. i just did it from the mandrake install disc rhat i burned from the site.
and the machine is running ME so i don't know if the XP instructions would apply.
How to boot without X (Text mode)???
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 16, 2003
After installing Fedora core beta 3 in text mode because I have a new graphical card (GeForce FX 5200 Go) that isnt supported in graphical setup (When entering the graphical setup I get a green screen with squares, pretty!), when starting up under Linux I cannot get a good screen, same problem as the graphical install,.
The solution is probably installing the nvidia drivers under text mode in Linux. But first I need to know how the hell am I able to boot without starting up GDM/Gnome automatically? I guess I'll have to use a command in GRUB, something like "noX" but I have no clue how or what.
GIving a solution wich can be used in Redhat 9 is good enough - Fedora is based on Redhat and uses somewhat the same startup procedure.
Could anybody give me help please? I really need to know how to get in text mode...
Thanks a lot!!
how we can recover root password in fedora linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 21, 2008
help me for this problem
when i forget my fedora root password in linux?
How does DNS work?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 10, 2011
I'm probably going to post bit by bit about each of my queries on DNS, to start with - when I register a domain name, I then have to tell the thing where my nameservers are, right? (the "NS" record). Why? Why can't the root server just have a line for the IP address of that domain name directly in *IT*?
How do you enable root account in kubuntu?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 24, 2012
This guide does not work
last command results in
sh: 1: cannot create /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: Directory nonexistent
Console applications without root?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 27, 2013
Hey, I was wondering if it's possible to develop apps which could be launched from a Terminal on Android, without having to root it. Like develop an app that can send texts from the command line, make calls, etc. These features are available to developers of GUI-apps, so I wouldn't see why they couldn't be done from a Terminal, though I have seen nothing about developing them. I just like the Terminal. I'm the kind of guy that would be content with the lynx browser if it were able to OCR some Flash/Silverlight/Shockwave screens . I have my Droid X rooted and the only thing I really use the rooted-ness for is using a 7zip utility that I found online. I take a lot of pictures and I like to upload them to my server, I move around throughout the day and so it's ideal for me to have my phone compressing while I have no Wifi, and then spend only a short time uploading the actual archive. Also certain times I am searching for text within files, it's nice to be able to use some bash lo
Cron job doesn't run without root
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 10, 2010
As the title says I am unable to run my cron tab job without root password.
I made a little research on the forums and appearantly it should be changed as following:
getent passwd root
Must I change "passwd" part with my root password?
p.s: please correct if I'm mistaken.
Thanks in advance
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