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Re: Root login in rawhide and display managers



On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 14:40 +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
> > Richi Plana wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 07:37 -0500, Jon Ciesla wrote:
> >>  
> >>> Can this information be included on the login screen, somewhere 
> >>> small and
> >>> discreet, like in faded text on the bottom left or something?  I was
> >>> unaware of it and would have found it useful one evening some time ago.
> >>>     
> >>
> >> How about suggest a change in GDM so that when a user tries to log-in
> >> with the "root" account, it displays a message box informing them that
> >> root login is disabled and what their options are?
> >> -- 
> >>   
> > Your currently trying to log in as root ( oh did I type root I was 
> > gonna write smurkydoo )
> > The root account is currently disable please press <ctrl><alt> F1 type 
> > root as your Login name and the root password enable the root account
> > exit then try again..
> >
> > lol....
> >
> >
> If this is gonna be *good* user experience users need to be able to enable
> the root account in gdm/kdm/xdm etc..
> 
> First user tries to log in as root gets an *hint* that he need to go to
> option --> enable root login, types the root password, root account enabled
> logs in as root receives an stripped down administrative/rescue desktop


This is a very reasonable proposal, I think it is a very sensible way to
help users do the right thing (or the wrong one ... details :-).

Simo.


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