Root access

  • sirven
Posted: Sun, 11/11/2007 - 22:28
Hi, I could not setup the root access by using admin/connection window. That small apps is unavailable for unknown reasons. It seems to be a bug. Thanks.

Yes

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sat, 11/17/2007 - 07:22
or you could type: sudo nautilus in your terminal. Works for me...

I think I know...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 11/15/2007 - 16:27
You want to log on as root from the initial login. This is not a clever idea, as linux, other than the "other OS" actually allows you to do stuff as root that can seriously mess up your system. This is why root access has been disabled. If you need to do stuff as root, it will ask you for a password and then you can perform that action (as described above) If you are proficient enough in linux to be able to work in root without fear, I'm afraid you would not have to ask this question, as you would then know how to re-enable the gnome root access. That aside, I can fully administer my system, and I have never log in as root on my 64studio system, except in single user mode, for maintenance for instance when my kernel modules were not updated for my graphics adaptor, and X would not load. What you are experiencing is normal, and necessary. Cheers,

Initial login

  • sirven
  • 07/25/07
  • Sat, 11/17/2007 - 05:35
That's right. I want the root access from initial login. The main reason I need it is because I want to copy a directory into /urs/src, that is outside the home directory. It is funnier to do this in graphical mode instead of terminal mode. In Ubuntu, I can do this easily. It seems this access is forbiden into 64Studio. Sometimes it is useful to go there. Can you tell me the way you would do this task ? Thanks.

Try this:

  • davidpucheta
  • 07/26/07
  • Sat, 11/17/2007 - 06:37
In a terminal window chage to root by usin the "su" command this will ask for your root password. Once as root type "nautilus" and then you can manage files in graphic mode from a user session.

I'm baffled

  • guitard00d
  • 10/15/07
  • Thu, 11/15/2007 - 03:53
I guess I don't know what you mean by "the connection window on start up". If you're logged in as root in a terminal using "sudo -s" then you can change anything you want to change anywhere in the system. Somebody else feel free to chime in here.

Three Ways...

  • guitard00d
  • 10/15/07
  • Tue, 11/13/2007 - 05:28
If you start up Synaptic, it will ask you for your password before it continues loading. This automatically puts you in administrative (or root) mode for installing programs in Synaptic. So you can just do a search for the word Ardour, and it will locate the package for you so you can install it. If you are doing this from within a terminal using apt-get, you will need to do one of two things: 1. Add "sudo" at the beginning of every apt-get command line which will ask you for your password. This is the same as installing things as root. (or) 2. Type "sudo -s" (without the quotes) and hit [enter]. This will ask you for your password as well, and after you enter your password you will see the command prompt change to say "root" as the user name. Meaning, you are now at full root level access until you exit the terminal, or press ctrl-d, or type "exit" and hit [enter].

Config source file

  • sirven
  • 07/25/07
  • Wed, 11/14/2007 - 23:17
I know all that stuff. The thing is I need a complete root access from the connection window on start up. I need to change a file in usr/src file to upgrade the system efficiently. By the way, I need a complete reinstall from source of Ardour, for VST integration. Thanks.

Please be more specific

  • guitard00d
  • 10/15/07
  • Mon, 11/12/2007 - 05:52
Please provide more information, I keep reading your message and still can't figure out what you're trying to do.

follow up

  • sirven
  • 07/25/07
  • Mon, 11/12/2007 - 23:04
I just can't get the root access, that I need to reinstall Ardour with VST support. I'm using 64Studio 2.0, all upgraded (32 bits). I have Intel processor with dual 2.13 mhz. Can you tell me how I can get that access ? If you missing something let me know. Thanks.