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



On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 14:01 -0500, Andrew Parker wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 3:01 AM, Rahul Sundaram
> <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
> 
> > Never once have I felt a real need to tell people to get a root X login for
> > any reason at all.
> 
> What if /home is hosed and they need the network (WIFI) to fix it?
> How would you get NetworkManager configured from the command line?
> How would I get that new kernel that resolves the problem?
> 
> What if /home is hosed, or / and /tmp are full, and system-config-lvm
> is needed to help fix it?  Or any one of the other splendid GUIs we
> now have that are an awful lot less error prone than doing something
> from the command line.
> 
> Note that I'm not necessarily in favour of allowing root logins on X
> *by default*, its just that I don't like the argument of "I have
> never..." being falsely extrapolated to "Nobody will ever ..."

So create a user with a homedir of /tmp or some rot, that isn't on your
network mounted /home that you can use for maint tasks.  IE a completely
local user to use for recovery purposes.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating

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