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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



I had a very good reason to login as root some days ago. In gui.

The LDAP system collapsed (or, more consicely, it somehow beginned to
take 5 minutes to get a GNOME login (where 5-10 sec is normal...). So, i
logged in as root, ran system-config-authentification, turned on user
info cacheing, logged back out, and things worked.

tir, 19.10.2004 kl. 05.39 skrev Jon Savage:
> > >>Disable root graphical logins.
> > >>
> > >>Period.
> > >>
> > >>make it so gdm or kdm or xdm just exit.
> > >>
> > >>hell, you could make the xinitrc script handle it:
> > >>
> > >>if your uid is 0 then you throw up a hate-filled messaged and exit.
> > >>
> > >>EOD.
> > >>
> > >>If you can't flip to a console and take care of the problem there as
> > >>root, then you REALLY don't need to be logged into a graphical client to
> > >>do it.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >Bite me !
> No... as others have said disabling a feature by *default* does not in
> and of itself make it impossible for an OP to edit /etc/whatever.conf
> to enable root's logging into a graphical environment. It *does*
> impose a sensible default (for most people), which in turn should
> encourage the teeming_masses(tm) to avoid high risk behavior w/o at
> least thinking it through first. Note that there are already some
> linux distros out there, not naming names, where the whole pesky user
> stuff has been eliminated altogether. Those simply default to root.
> IMHO we don't want to go there either, the windows 98/XP/2000 style
> admin / power user defaults have caused enough damage already. Given
> the choice & sensible defaults most users / OPs will do the right
> thing. The trick is leading them towards that especially where windows
> refugees are concerned.
> 
> Like it or not a significant portion of linix users are, in fact,
> coming from a predominantly windows background. Either way default
> behaviors should reflect best practices whether defined as the most
> intuitive (e.g. nautilus bringing up a burn window when blank CD media
> is inserted) or most secure (ftp is not installed/enabled by default,
> right).
> 
> People who have other preferences / special needs can & *should* alter
> the defaults accordingly to suit their needs.
> 
> --
> Bests,
> 
> JS


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