Open a terminal and sign in as "su -" , which gives you full root powers and effectively makes you root. "su" without the minus sign gives you root powers, but within user. Ahhh...just google the thing, it's better explained there.
Edit: Type "info su" in a terminal for details.
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Don't use any of my solutions on working computers or near small children.
Last edited by justol'bob; 1st March 2006 at 02:54 AM.