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

Ernest De Leon edeleonjr at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 10:36:01 CDT 2008


*xorg.conf  that was a typo on my part

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would think you could just 'sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg/conf' ?
>
> Unless I misunderstand.
>
> E
>
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> 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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Ernest de Leon
http://www.smbtechadvice.com

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." - A common 18th Century sentiment
voiced by Benjamin Franklin

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his
government." - Edward Abbey

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -
Edmund Burke, English statesman and political philosopher (1729-1797)


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