Root login in rawhide and display managers

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Wed Sep 19 13:06:38 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 09:00 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 02:49:19PM +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> > Creating a normal user is not mandatory in anaconda (as it should be).
> It should not be. In an environment using single sign on systems, ldap, NIS
> or yellow pages it makes no sense.
> Secondly the security argument here is simply peeing in the wind as you can
> hit ctrl-alt-f1 and log in as root on a text console.

Yeah, but then you don't walk away from your root session expecting the
screensaver to kick in - which it doesn't for root. Face it, running a
desktop session as root is just broken.

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