root look & feel
thdiaman at uth.gr
Wed Jun 19 08:16:03 BST 2002
In SuSE 8.0 distros you can't do that. All settings are reseted next time you log in. The solution
(from the SuSE help center) is to type this as root :
But, again, using su as an ordinary user is better ...
> On Tuesday 18 June 2002 09:20 pm, Adam Luchjenbroers wrote:
> > > before all of the helpful hints bombard this post, i know there
> > > is a back door - but root should at least have the capabilities
> > > of an unprivileged user under ANY circumstances. red makes me
> > > angry!
> > Try looking in .xinitrc, either that or some other script (someone
> > tell you which).
> > Its set up like that (BG defaults to red for root on mandrake, but
> > changeable) to remind you where you are. I have left mine like that
> > that reason.
> > It is your choice though. Do as you will.
> What on earth is the problem? RIght click on your desktop and choose
> another wallpaper, as well as another background color, just as you
> would as any other user.
> I'm on SuSE right now and just tried it, it works perfectly normally.
> Does it really take all that much brain power to figre that out?
> Oh, and bu the way: Don't run as root. That's why the ugly wall paper is
> there, to scare you away.
> Log in as a normal user and use su - and sux to do what you need to as
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