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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 10:51 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 05:53 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 18, 2004 at 08:27:18PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > I agree with you, fwiw. Any reason to need to log in as root is a bug.
> > 
> > Then gdm is a bug 8) You need root login when things like ldap go away otherwise
> > you can't login. 
> 
> A lot of sites using LDAP probably also use NFS (or otherwise networked)
> home directories, and so if you can't contact the LDAP server, you're
> unlikely to be able to get to the NFS server either, and thus you don't
> have any access to your data.  So what use is it to log in as root?

Because root can typically login b/c:
root account/pw is local
root homedir is local
root can fix the problem if it's just a futzed network adapter.

-sv



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