Root login in rawhide and display managers

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Sep 19 12:39:29 UTC 2007

Denis Leroy wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Denis Leroy wrote:
>>> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>>> since there isn't normally a reason to do that
>>> I beg to differ here, that are many scenarios where the security 
>>> issues are irrelevant. I see such systems on a daily basis here at work.
>> You snipped out the later part of my mail. If security concerns are 
>> irrelevant, just turn on the option to enable root login just like you 
>> are free to turn off the firewall or SELinux.
> Is that an anaconda option ? Obviously it's impossible to run gdmsetup 
> since one can't login as root :-)

Why would it be impossible? Anaconda allows to set a root password and 
first boot asks for setting up a normal user. Login via the normal user 
and use su to run gdmsetup or switch to a virtual terminal and login as 


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