[SATLUG] Re: Logging Into the GUI as Root in Ubuntu

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 10:35:38 CDT 2008

I would think you could just 'sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg/conf' ?

Unless I misunderstand.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 1:26 PM, JJordan <jjjordan at grandecom.net> wrote:

> Thank you all for your thoughts and replys.  I must have done a poor job
> of explaining what I needed to accomplish.  I need to be logged-in as ROOT
> in the GUI.  This is the only way I can SAVE/WRITE-TO the X11-config file.
>  I must write my Nvidia Server Settings (reconfiguring for dual monitors) to
> the proper system file.  As USER, I cannot write to this file.  In other
> distributions, one is able to log-in to the GUI as ROOT or opt to boot to
> runlevel-3 and bring-up the GUI by running startx at the CLI prompt.  I have
> set my root password by Sudo-ing in a terminal.
> Here is what I need to accomplish: (running Gnome, not KDE)
> 1.  Boot into runlevel 3 (rather than 5)
> 2.  logon as ROOT
> 3.  run startx
> 4.  Reconfigure Nvidia Server Settings
> 5.  Save the new configuration to X11-config
> 6.  Exit runlevel-5 (return to the CLI)
> 6.  Then return accessabilities to normal operation
> Regards,
> Jim
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