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  1. #1

    Question root for installation!!!

    Hi all
    I need root permission to install a sw and when i tried sudo setup i got msg say i have to try sudo ./setup and when i used it i got this "cannot connect to X server" the problem is the root have a large space and i need to install the program there just create a folder and install the sw there. how can i do this ?
    i need to be root in gui!!!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK

    Default Re: root for installation!!!

    You don't need to be in root for an installation.

    The easiest way is to open a console and enter
    su --

    (openSUSE does not come with sudo configured; so you have to do that first to use sudo)

    But you can also access superuser (i.e. root) from KDE.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Bochum, Germany

    Default Re: root for installation!!!

    * devox,

    instead of sudo, try kdesu or gnomesu.


  4. #4

    Default Re: root for installation!!!

    If you want to install software with a GUI that you need to start from the command line then you need to run the sudo ./setup from a console box inside gnome or KDE.

    Then you won't get the X error.

  5. #5

    Default Re: root for installation!!!

    Thanks for you all,

    i switch user and create new one with name "root" and then i became able to do what i want to do

    sorry i didn't try this option before.

    again thanks for you all.

  6. #6

    Default Re: root for installation!!!

    Logging in to your graphic environment as root is a spectacularly bad idea, and will in many ways give you less security than Windows.

    Creating a new user called root is an even spectacularly worse idea, and shouldn't be possible. I suspect, if you have in fact managed to do so, you've just broken your system.

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