gustin at echostar.ca
Fri May 5 16:54:38 PDT 2006
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If the need arises, you can launch GUI apps from the command line using
sudo. You can also use kdesu appname from the run window (Alt-F2 is the
There is _no_ need to ever login to X as root. Most configuration
control panel apps have an administrator mode that allows that applet to
gain admin privileges.
The concept of groups is a little different from the Windows world.
Some good info here:
Scroll down to the user/group management bit.
When things break, the CLI is your best friend, even in Windows.
Mitchell Brown wrote:
> KK I figured out how to setup the root, and didn't do it, just as
> promised :) I'm just curious y'know, should the need ever arise.
> So can someone get me a listing of the default groups for Kubuntu for
> a user? And what are the ones for a Administrator?
> On 5/4/06, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at kde.org> wrote:
>> On Thursday 04 May 2006 17:04, Mitchell Brown wrote:
>>> I cant find the Users and Groups panel you mean, because it still asks me
>>> which groups I want to add it to. Even regular things like audio, and
>>> aren't on there by default..
>> yeah, i don't actually remember this control panel from breezy (5.10). maybe
>> it's new in dapper (i'm running the 6.06 beta 2)
>>> Tell me how to setup graphical root login and I'll give you a cookie :)
>>> I promise not to use it ;)
>> read the docu for kdm. if you really want it, you can dig for it. i'd feel a
>> bit irresponsible aiding and abetting a root log in to X. ;)
>> Aaron J. Seigo
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> pub 1024D/9091C422 02/05/2006 Mitchell Brown <mbgb14 at gmail.com>
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