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Re: F10 - I REALLY want to log in as root -- was Re: root login



On Thursday 04 December 2008 17:33:22 Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 02:34:51PM +0000, John Horne wrote:
> >> On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 07:23 -0800, bruce wrote:
> >>> appparently f10, has modified the default behavior to restrict you
> >>> from logging in as the "root" user.
> >
> > Check the archives.  I seem to recall a pam change that does
> > limit the login devices for 'root'.  It can be undone but
> > the goal was to limit external and unwanted local root activity.
>
> I can't find this pearl of wisdom, and right now, as I plow through
> getting things working, I really benifit from logging in as root. Yes I
> can set inittab to init 3, then run startx, but I am not sure this is
> the same thing (and when I exit startx I see an error about running this
> as root).

Edit /etc/pam.d/gdm

find the line

auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

and replace it with 

auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so

Then logout and login as root.

Tony



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