newb questions

Mel fbsd.questions at
Wed Nov 19 05:47:00 PST 2008

On Wednesday 19 November 2008 14:35:06 Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 08:16:36AM -0500, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> > 1. when I run startx it auto logs me in on a minimal gui ( twm?). I
> > installed gnome, I think, and want to log in using gnome, how do I change
> > that?
> >

Change .xinitrc.

> > 2. I cannot su - to root, it says sorry. pam_group didn't seem like the
> > answer, or I didn't read  it right. How can I su to root from my account?
> > Is there anything special to able to do that from ssh?
> I can't answer question #1.
> As for #2, you need to add your username to the "wheel" group in
> /etc/group.  That's all.  (You will have to log out then back in for the
> changes to take effect)

And you can't do this in ssh unless you enabled root logins, obvious chicken 
and egg. Will need to do this with a local root login.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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