How to create a user account with the same permission as "root" ?

Byung-Hee HWANG bh at
Thu Oct 11 10:11:22 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-11 at 15:08 +0000, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> > In my case, william is better than root. I can never login to my GNOME
> > desktop through GDM by root. A root account is absolutely useless to me.
> I use gnome and there is not a single thing I can not do with a root
> account that I can't with one.
> If you mean opening GUI apps try adding the following (I am assuming
> your using tcsh... if your using something else look up how to do
> this):
> in ~/.cshrc add:
> xhost +
> in /root/.cshr add:
> setenv DISPLAY :0
> When you su *ALWAYS* use the following syntax:
> su -
> *DO NOT* include any cmd arguement.  Once your root you should be able
> to start any GUI based app from the command line... if you don't know
> what the command line is left click on the menu/icon and go to
> properties... if it requires arguements look it up in the man page or
> the GNOME help for it.

Oh... amazing...
Thanks................ and really thanks... and really...

Your the guidance has been useful and is greatly appreciated.

Byung-Hee HWANG <bh at>

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