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RE: root in FC 10



robert...

too early for this... funny thing.. i started this thread!

and i'll post as i choose!!

have a good day...


-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Robert Moskowitz
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 5:25 AM
To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
Subject: Re: root in FC 10


bruce wrote:
> hey robert.
>

Bruce, avoid top posting...

> do a search, look for pam/gdm/root/user... there's a config file that can
be
> modified to allow for initial root login initially at the start..
>

Already done that. Just chirping in again about why someone relatively
sane would want to log in as root...

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Robert Moskowitz
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 4:35 AM
> To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
> Subject: Re: root in FC 10
>
>
> Dave Cross wrote:
>
>> 2008/12/5 Mike Dwiggins <mike azdwiggins com>:
>>
>>
>>> I upgraded a throw away test system from FC 8 to FC 10.  When it
>>>
> finished, I
>
>>> tried logging in as root user and could not.
>>>
>>> Logging in as a normal user I went to a text session and the su command
>>> worked with the old root password.
>>>
>>> Did I do something wrong or is this something new to 10?
>>>
>>>
>> Disabling root login is a common security practice. Sounds like it's
>> been disabled by default in F10. That's got to be a good thing.
>>
>> As someone else has said, you can enable it again by fiddling with the
>> pam files, but please consider whether you really want to do that. Why
>> not log as a normal user and then use su (or, better, sudo) on the
>> rare occasions when you need root access?
>>
>
> On my 'work' notebook and most of my servers, I log in as me and 'su'
> when I need to do something 'rooty'.
>
> But on this system where I am trying to get F10 working? Yah, believe it
> that I want to be root; it gets too frustrating too fast otherwise.
>
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