> Your screen dump indicates repeater?
I disable root logins over SSH, a better practice is to SSH with a regular user account, then use "su -" with out the quotes to switch to root. In that screen dump I had switched to root to modify the mixer settings :-)
On systems with sudo if you get tried of putting sudo in-front of everything or having to re-enter the password, you and do "sudo -i" with out the quotes to switch to a root prompt.
Ctrl D will drop you back to the previous user, another Ctrl D will log out.