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#1 2007-01-15 17:32:58

Registered: 2006-11-04
Posts: 18

password help

i installed gnome n gdm. but i have an empty password for root, and now gdm wont let me login. I try using ctrl alt backspace n it goes to terminal but then it returns back to gdm. whats the default password to be used here? or is there any method of accessing terminals even in this context too?
any help would be appreciated.


#2 2007-01-15 17:54:03

Master Beef
Registered: 2005-05-28
Posts: 37

Re: password help

on a default install there is no set root password. to set your root password hit Ctrl + Alt + F2. that will bring you to a blank vterm. log in as root and use the 'passwd' command to set the root password.
why do you wan't to log into gnome as root anyways? it's generally a good practice not to use root in X.

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