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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome

Havoc Pennington wrote:
On Mon, 2004-10-18 at 16:16 -0700, Jon Savage wrote:

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.

If logging in as root to a graphical session truly is a badthing(tm) could one not argue that gnome/kde/yourfaviorite gui sessions should be disabled for root by default? GUI admin tools are still available from the application menu(s) in user sessions, along with all of the cli goodness from a terminal + su -/sudo whatever.

(fully expecting to get my butt kicked for this suggestion)

I agree with you, fwiw. Any reason to need to log in as root is a bug.


Maybe SuSE or Mandrake's scary red background if you login as root is a good idea. Should we implement that for RHEL4?

Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com

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