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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



I can see why is it unsecure to login as root, but why deny them a "lock
screen"? What more can be done than
- Killing the Xserver via the three-finger-salute
- Killing xscreenserver via a root account... Oh... You need to be root
to do that, right?

GUI root can be usefull sometimes. Such as when your auth setup has
totally screwed up, and you need to run
"system-config-authentification".

As far as i can see, the only effective way to prevent people from login
in to root, is to remove all usefull gui setup tools...

man, 18.10.2004 kl. 00.44 skrev Paul Ionescu:
> On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 12:37:57 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> > This has NEVER worked for root.  It has something to do with xscreensaver
> > not being very secure.  In any case you shouldn't be logging in as root
> > anyway.  You should use su or sudo when you need root functions.
> 
> Well, I know that, but it works fine in KDE.
> And if somebody insist to log in as root, it is even more dangerous that
> he cannot lock the screen.


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