A simple "su" gives you root privileges with *your* shell environment,
> Yes I did log in using "su", what's the difference with the - option?
> Well I did get the lspci command to work. I exported it to a text
> file. As soon as I get to work I'll post the result. Thanks for the
> detailed help. VI is a very cool application, but hard to figure out
> at first. I spent a couple minutes in "man" and "vim" :help.
while "su -" gives you the full root shell, as if you had logged in at the
console as root.