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Re: Root login in rawhide and display managers



On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 13:57 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 08:05:25AM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> >   
> >>> What's the rationale (again?) for disabling root login?
> >>>       
> >> I assume its to make sure that if your LDAP or NIS services fail you
> >> are totally screwed and cannot rescue the machine. 
> >>     
> >
> > Proposed alternative: enable root logins, but customize the default root
> > GUI environment so it is a clear and simple rescue/configuration workspace,
> > not just another user's desktop.
> >   
> +1 Great idea!!!
> Default root desktop with only System --> administration, Terminal and 
> some text editors
> Identical in both Gnome and KDE..

Even better force root to login only with twm (or something worst if it
exists) and only a xterm ... now that would be a great punishment for
not doing as told <g>

Simo.


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