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Saturday, February 25th 2006, 12:40pm

2 KDE Beginner Questions

HI! I want to say that this forum is really great! Nice people around here :)

I installed Debian (Xebian) and installed KDE via apt-get install, as well!
But everytime i start Linux, nobody ask me if i want to be the root (admin) or Live. I didn't find anything, where i'm able to log in as a admin (root). Can you give me a hint where i find this option?

My second question is about shuting down the pc! I found only a button with log out, but no shutdown or reboot! Is there a hint i didn't found?

It would be nice if you can help me!



Sunday, February 26th 2006, 10:24am

Did you start x / kde by first logging in or did it get started automatically. If it's started automatically and you use kde to autologin your user the settings can be found under Control Center\System Administration\Login Manager.
It's not good to be logged in as root. If you need to do something open a console and type su to get root powers.
The logout on the K menu is also for shutting down and rebooting but works only if kde was started automatically. If you click Logout a menu with a green dragon hould appear asking you if you want to halt/reboot/logout. If you first logged in on a console and then started x then only logout is available.
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Tuesday, March 14th 2006, 3:21am

RE: 2 KDE Beginner Questions

Make sure you also installed kdm:
apt-get install kdm
You can then login as root (when you really need to!) by selecting Menu > console login. At the console you login as root then type "startx".

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "aaronforjesus" (Mar 14th 2006, 3:24am)