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Re: unable to login as root on F11

To reinforce what Todd says...I don't feel any need to have a graphical (Gnome-based) login as root. There just isn't the need. You can use

`su -`

in a terminal window to get root access, then 'exit' when you are done with the task at hand. Typically, I only need root access for configuring services or normal updates or software installs.

I do all my most important work, the stuff that really matters, as an unprivileged user.


On 06/14/2009 09:55 PM, Todd Zullinger wrote:
Markus Kesaromous wrote:
At the gnome login banner:
logging in as root is denied because it is unable to authenticate.
I have tried with seLinux enabled and disabled to no avail.
What do I need to do so I can login as root ?

It's funny you should ask, as the subject has been discussed as
recently as today on this very list.

The cookie cutter HOWTO is available at:


I would *strongly* urge you to ask yourself why you feel that you
should login as root.  Odds are very good that you have no need to do
so and you would be much better off learning how to acheive your goals
using less drastic measures than root login to a full X session.

If it was only your foot that you could be shooting, I'd probably care
less.  But if you insist on doing things insecurely and without
knowing your system well, you may very well find your box compromised
and causing grief to other people on the internet.

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