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Re: F10 and Gnome - not root login



On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:18 PM, Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com> wrote:
> I ran into a problem today for which I already found the answer, but I wanted
> to ask what in the world is going on with F10 and gnome's initial install??
>
> Today I decided to install F10 for the first time and decided to try out the
> Gnome desktop. The install was clean. Somewhere during the install I was
> asked for the root password. I did noticed I was not given a chance to
> create a regular user account.
> The system booted and I enter the username (root) and its password. So now
> I now that for security reasons root is not allowed to login using the GDM. The
> fix is to edit /etc/pam.d/gdm to comment out the line with "user != root" in it.
>
> But now, seriously, how I'm I supposed to log in at the desktop when I was not
> offered the chance to create a regular user account during the installation?
>
> This has to be the most discouraging thing for someone who wants to try out
> fedora for the first time. How in the world is a newbie going to
> figure this things out?
>
> I skimmed through the release notes and didn't see anything related to this.
> ~af
>

Here's a link in case someone needs it.
That's to bypass the GUI login temporarily; see the "Doing the Work" section.

http://fedorasolved.org/Members/rasker/temporarily-running-gnome-as-root-user-in-f10/?searchterm=None

~af


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