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Re: Root login in rawhide and display managers



Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 09:00 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 02:49:19PM +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
Creating a normal user is not mandatory in anaconda (as it should be).
It should not be. In an environment using single sign on systems, ldap, NIS
or yellow pages it makes no sense.

Secondly the security argument here is simply peeing in the wind as you can
hit ctrl-alt-f1 and log in as root on a text console.

Yeah, but then you don't walk away from your root session expecting the
screensaver to kick in - which it doesn't for root.

Yes but who cares about a screensaver when you

1) use a kvm switch
2) have no monitor connected, but use vlc-server (you do need gnome installed for that) 3) have no monitor connected, but use a virtual remote console (as in our sun systems).

As mentioned earlier, the best solution may be to turn the root desktop into a special rescue environment...


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