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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 11:22:40AM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> 
> > Where does it end ... more wizards and hand holding, small animated
> > characters to help guide people through, while at the same time removing
> > anything sharp so users don't cut themselves? 
> > 
> > I can understand telling users running X as root is bad, but removing
> > the ability to do so seems a bit nanny. 
> > 
> 
> Removing the ability to do so, by default.

I agree with that. Gdm has (had?) an "AllowRoot" option that should be
enough. A user can always go to a text console and do a manual "startx",
and I'm not against allowing that.

Regards,
Luciano Rocha

-- 
Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.


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