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Re: Root login in rawhide and display managers



Simo Sorce wrote:
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.

Hum let's see uh...
Application -->
1. Archive manager -- Might be used in rescue situations 2. Calculator -- Not gonna be used in rescue stituations ( could be removed ) 3. Character map -- Not gonna be used in rescue situations ( could be removed ) 4. Dictionary -- Not gonna be used in rescue situations ( could be removed ) 5. Take a screenshot -- Not gonna be used in rescue situations ( could be removed )
                   6. Terminal -- Might be used in rescue situations
                   7. Text Editor -- Might be used in rescue situations
8. VNC -- Not gonna be used in rescue situations for his machine ( could be removed )

Edutainment --> Not gonna be used in rescue stituations ( could be removed )
Games --> Not gonna be used  in rescue stituations  ( could be removed )
Graphics --> Not gonna be used  in rescue stituations  ( could be removed )
Internet, an browser an email client, pidgin, xchat -- > Rest could be removed
Office  --> Not gonna be used  in rescue stituations  ( could be removed )
Programming --> Not gonna be used in rescue stituations ( could be removed ) Sound and Video --> Not gonna be used in rescue stituations ( could be removed ) System tools --> Not gonna be used in rescue stituations ( could be removed ) ( questionable File browser/Software updater )
Wine --> Not gonna be used  in rescue stituations  ( could be removed )
Places could stay ( from my point of view or be removed neutral )
System left as is..

Best regards
                Johann B.

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Johann B. Gudmundsson. RHCE,CCSA
Unix System Engineer.
IT Management.
Reiknistofnun University of Iceland.
Taeknigardi, Dunhaga 5.			Email:		johannbg hi is
IS-107 Reykjavik.			Phone:		+354-525-4267
Iceland. Fax: +354-552-8801
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