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In order to change the usb device mount from 'media' to 'scd' I need root privleges. How do I sign in as root using XTERM?

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The simple answer is:

Open the terminal(Alt+Ctrl+t), and enter the following command:

sudo xterm

This will prompt you to enter the root user password. Enter it, and xterm will open as root.

Hope this helped.

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