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





--- On Thu, 12/4/08, Tony Molloy <tony molloy ul ie> wrote:

> From: Tony Molloy <tony molloy ul ie>
> Subject: Re: F10 - I REALLY want to log in as root -- was Re: root login
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Thursday, December 4, 2008, 6:49 PM
> 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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thanks! useful if I ever move to F10


      


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