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Re: Lock screen does not work for root in gnome

Kim B. Nielsen wrote:

Actually, for my work, I use the graphical root login for one thing:

Setting up a freshly installed machine... I know that this can be done from an user account, but I

Kickstart doesn't help? It's a fairly useful technology that only Red Hat has a good implementation of. (That I'm aware of.)

Another issue is, that a system, at install time, can be configured without any users at all. This is for instance the case if you configure network authentication. If this setup for some reason doesn't work, and root cannot log in (graphically), the user is left with a system he cannot login to. Surely he can use a graphical console, but often a graphical login will be more usefull, since it can be easier to fix thing. Anyway, you are able to have a webbrowser and a console on the same screen, which I have found to be very usefull :)

But an admin can get into X even if GDM disallows it. And only an admin is setting up machines with network authentication. It's the home users that don't have a fricken' clue that think, "oh, I'll log in as this root thingy, it's soooo much easier!" that are the problem.

However, I'm voting in favor off a warning message at log in, and possibly some doomsday looking desktop.


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