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Re: Root Access



I seem able to do everything I need to with just an su - to root from a terminal window. I don't need a Gnome login for root, in other words. So I've left the defaults in place. All is well. A bit more secure in fact.

Bob


On 06/13/2009 11:35 PM, Todd Zullinger wrote:
Mike Dwiggins wrote:
I installed Fedora 11 on a dual-boot machine.  When I booted up on
the Fedora partition I went straight to /etc/pam.d/gdm and deleted
the line which keeps out root as a login.

I still cannot login as root!  Did this version hide a block on root
somewhere else?

Yes.  You also need to edit /etc/pam.d/gdm-password (and _possibly_
/etc/pam.d/gdm-fingerprint if you use a fingerprint reader).

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Enabling_Root_User_For_GNOME_Display_Manager

Not to pick on you in particular Mike, but I really think that folks
who feel they need to login as root ought to be better at knowing how
to diagnose and fix such problems.



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