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RE: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of the documentation seemed to work


Hi,

Try kdm -debug 1. This disables the "must be root" condition. Please note that
in debugmode
kdm could not be started as daemon.

The problem is that getuid() returns 0 for user root. Look in the /etc/passwd.
If have tried to set the user id of the relating user name to zero and kdm goes
on.
May be this is not a good way and there are other ways to do it better, but
currently I don*t know.

Ragards
Ralf
KDE-Cygwin: http://kde-cygwin.sourceforge.net

> -----UrsprŁngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Malachi De ∆lfweald [mailto:MalachiD@jBASE.com]
> Gesendet am: Montag, 27. August 2001 17:26
> An: 'Ralf Habacker'; Cygwin
> Betreff: RE: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of
> the documentation seemed to work
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> I installed it at home, and everything went smoothly, so I am thinking it
> has to do with the ntsec issues here at work.
>
> Also, KDE is not the only problem.  Neither xdm or kdm work (because they
> want to run as root even if "id" says I am root), and login doesn't work.
>
> I am going to rip-n-reinstall from scratch at work and see if that works.
>
> Thanks again,
> Malachi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ralf Habacker [mailto:Ralf.Habacker@freenet.de]
> Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2001 12:39 AM
> To: Cygwin
> Cc: Malachi De ∆lfweald
> Subject: RE: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of
> the documentation seemed to work
>
>
> 1. Make sure, that you are using the last kde version (currently the beta
> 1).
>
> 2. please read the beta 1 readme installation part (The file
> kde-1.1.2-b1.README
> in the sourceforges kde-cygwin project download area.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/kde-cygwin/) There you find hints for get
> running kde. In short:
> 	1. Install cygwin/xfree/kde (with kdemisc) as described in the kde
> beta 1
> readme
> 	2a. start a a bash shell and enter startx & or
> 	2b. call the startkde1.bat in the cygwin home dir with explorer
>
> 3. KDM isn't supported yet. (is documented in the readme). I have recognized
> this problem already, but currently had no time to fix this
>
> regards
>
> Ralf
>
>
> > Von: cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com
> > [mailto:cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com]Im Auftrag von Malachi De
> > ∆lfweald
> > Gesendet am: Freitag, 24. August 2001 20:45
> > An: 'cygwin@cygwin.com'
> > Betreff: Problem with root account, login, X, KDE, etc -- none of the
> > documentation seemed to work
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Corinna Vinschen [mailto:vinschen@cygnus.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:50 PM
> > To: Malachi De ?lfweald
> > Subject: Re: Cygwin Question
> >
> >
> > Please ask Cygwin related questions on the appropriate mailing list
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> >
> > Thanks,
> > Corinna
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 02:07:47PM -0700, Malachi De ?lfweald wrote:
> > > Corinna,
> > >
> > > I realize you're busy -- so I will try to keep this short.
> > >
> > > I have been reading through your docs (inetutils readme, login readme,
> > > website comments, forum comments, etc) and I just can't seem to get past
> > > this issue.
> > > I have tried everything I could find in any doc (yours or anothers), and
> > it
> > > just isn't working.
> > >
> > > >From within cygwin, I type "login". No matter what user (or
> domain\user)
> > I
> > > use, it always fails.  I have followed the docs regarding the mkpasswd,
> > the
> > > mkgroup, environment variables....
> > > The reason I am trying to do this is because I installed XFree86 and
> KDE.
> > I
> > > am trying to run "kdm" (or even "xdm") and it just says that only root
> can
> > > run it. But I can't log in as root (or even myself).
> > >
>
>
>
>
>
> > > Any possible help would be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Thank you,
> > > Malachi
> >
> > --
> > Corinna Vinschen
> > Cygwin Developer
> > Red Hat, Inc.
> > mailto:vinschen@cygnus.com
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