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    Default logged in as root where is my other user?

    I have two uesers on the syste - me (Adam) and the root. when I log in as root where is the adam user contents? in windows its under users. in suse it should be under users. but where?

    this may not belong here and sorry if it doesnt.

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    Default Re: logged in as root where is my other user?

    adrienk wrote:

    >
    > I have two uesers on the syste - me (Adam) and the root. when I log in
    > as root where is the adam user contents? in windows its under users. in
    > suse it should be under users. but where?
    >
    > this may not belong here and sorry if it doesnt.
    >

    I really hope that you do not login to the desktop as root.
    The users files are in the folder /home

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    Default Re: logged in as root where is my other user?

    On 04/14/2011 05:06 PM, adrienk wrote:
    >
    > I have two uesers on the syste - me (Adam) and the root. when I log in
    > as root where is the adam user contents? in windows its under users. in
    > suse it should be under users. but where?


    i understand (a little) how the Administrator account is handled in
    Windows and can say it is totally different here..

    here we call the administrator 'root' and you should never log into
    KDE/Gnome/XFCE or any other *nix-like graphical user interface desktop
    environment as root..

    doing so 1) opens you up to several different security problems if you
    (for example) browse the net, 2) too many too easy ways to damage your
    system no matter how careful your actions (for example: well documented
    cases of unintended change of ownership of ~/.ICEauthority and
    ~/.Xauthority from user to root sometimes occurs), 3) and, anyway
    logging into KDE/etc as root is *never* required to do any and all
    administrative duties..

    so, always log in as yourself, and "become root" by using a root powered
    application (like YaST, File Manager Superuser Mode) or using "su -",
    sudo, kdesu, or gnomesu in a terminal to launch whatever tool is needed
    (like Kwrite to edit a config file)...read more on all that here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
    http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh
    http://tinyurl.com/4nsaqst
    http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd

    additionally: after logging into KDE/Gnome/etc as root, if you
    experience problems (for example, with uncommanded file ownership and
    permissions changes) and if you can provide us with details of what you
    were doing while you were logged in as root, that would help us identify
    if there's a bug that needs to be fixed...thanks for your help..

    additionally, you have already noted that the file system layout of the
    two systems is quite different...more on that here:

    http://tinyurl.com/6kp2uyu

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