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RE: F10 and no root login - impossible to maintain systems!



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> From: fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-devel-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of 
> Rahul Sundaram
> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 3:02 AM
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora
> Subject: Re: F10 and no root login - impossible to maintain systems!
> 
> 
> Robert Scheck wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> You can at run level 3. You can even start X after that.
> > 
> > Haha, if the machine is a few hundred miles away at the 
> customer and you
> > don't have any longer access? Ever tried to explain a 
> non-computer user
> > being near to the machine how to solve issues via phone if 
> it's urgent or
> > even critical and time to drive the few hundred miles is 
> not available,
> > too? Very clever suggestion, you've made...
> 
> Yes. I have. For a few years actually and in my experience, it has 
> always been more efficient to instruct people type things in the 
> terminal rather than login via GDM as root user. For one, the 
> shell is 
> pretty consistent, commands don't change often if at all and for 
> administration, you frequently have to fall back to the 
> terminal anyway.
> 
> Never once have I felt a real need to tell people to get a 
> root X login 
> for any reason at all.

I'm going to jump into this flamefest, Can we STOP with the "Mother knows best" menality in Fedora? I have needed to log in as root with X a few times.     Stop turning Fedora into a 'Ubuntu'.

> 
> Rahul
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