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[OPEN] Root acount access

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[OPEN] Root acount access

Post by ramo22 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:01 pm

I have just install a new version of arcolinux-B xfce and it is some kind different from the version i used
The main problem i can't login as root to my system
always give me wrong password
when i am trying to mount my ntfs partition it ask for the root password which is annoying some kind
i can't use polkit police to auto amount

And i have one more question can i change vivaldi default browser when i open link from pamac-aur

Thank for your hard work and time

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Re: Root acount access

Post by Nologo » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:56 pm

Hi ramo22,

I can answer your second Q.

You have to edit the ~/.config/mimeapps.list

Search for vivaldi, “find and replace” vivaldi and add firefox, if that's your browser.

Or uninstall Vivaldi if you don't need it. ;)


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Re: [OPEN] Root acount access

Post by topf » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:04 pm

This comes a bit late, but maybe it can be helpful: ;)

Usually the user "root" isn't allowed to do a graphical login. Use the command "su" or "sudo" instead.
If you want to mount a NTFS volume, then you need the ntfs-3g package (
Edit your /etc/fstab to auto mount your NTFS partition.

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Re: [OPEN] Root acount access

Post by erikdubois » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:17 pm

You can always reset the password for root but basically calamares sets both passwords user and root.
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