> I wouldn't really recommend starting a full X session as root - Its > really not needed, a terminal will do in almost all cases. > > Chris > > -- Agreed. It is certainly more advisable to do it from a non-privileged account where you escalate to root in a terminal window vs logging in as root from the GUI. My reason to suggest this was because the OP clearly has limited if any command line experience. CLI as root is very powerful. Screw up a command and you can do lots of damage. Easy to happen with an unexperienced CLI user. The GUI being a more familiar environment for the OP, it would be less likely that he would do something destructive (although certainly easy to do something destructive at the GUI as well I realize that). Jacques B.