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Re: This session is running as a privileged user box?



On Mon, 2008-06-30 at 00:29 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 21:58 -0600, Jerry Williams wrote:
> > I am the only user most of the time on the box and I know that you
> > should login as a normal user most of the time.
> 
> No, really, what you should do is login as a normal user _all_ of the
> time, and use sudo or su to take root access only when you really need
> it.
> 
> What you're doing is analogous to using a loaded shotgun as a golf club,
> and what you're suggesting is that we take the safety off, because it
> interferes with your golf game.

Although, it is also worth pointing out that if you still think it is a
good idea, you should write the patch and submit it upstream (i'm pretty
sure you want to look in gnome-session).

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162960 has some of the back
story here, from an upstream perspective.

~spot


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