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Re: How can I allow screensaver unlocking by root?

Wouter Lamee nc3a nato int wrote:
> "If it is someone else ask him" - that's too easy to say. What if
> there are 20 or 30 (or more) other people who can log in on that
> system? I'd have to remember all their passwords. Basically, I want to
> be able to get on the machine with my root password without killing X
> servers, existing logins, running apps, etc.

You can always press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a virtual terminal and run
startx -- :1
which will start another user session (probably on Ctrl-Alt-F8 or F9,
depending on how you have things configured).

Stuff like sound and USB sticks won't necessarily work unless you change
permissions, but most things are fine.

Hope this helps,

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