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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome



On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, seth vidal wrote:

> 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.

+1

Tom


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