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Re: F10 and Gnome - not root login



On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Aldo Foot <lunixer gmail com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:
>> Had I seen this earlier I would have told you just to go to a non-X console
>> and login as root there... The whole thing about not logging as root is
>> "security by obscurity" as far as I'm concerned, and is more effective as a
>> barrier to doing useful work than keeping users from shooting themselves in
>> the foot.
>
> I had no idea the root login approach had changed.
> Frustration set in when I first installed F10 and root could not be
> authenticated.
> Since I had not seen this with previous distros, I thought there was something
> in the release notes. I skimmed the docs and found no reference, maybe
> I did not look hard enough. I found the relevant info about the pam.d file
> by searching this list.
>
> Some workplaces implement harsh measures to prevent root compromises.
> But to a new user this has to be a bit of a setback if then don't know how to
> approach it.

Seems like that is the kind of user that shouldn't log in as root
without some effort.

But the instructions to do this should be clear however.

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