Root login in rawhide and display managers

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at
Wed Sep 19 13:57:34 UTC 2007

Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 08:05:25AM -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
>>> What's the rationale (again?) for disabling root login?
>> I assume its to make sure that if your LDAP or NIS services fail you
>> are totally screwed and cannot rescue the machine. 
> Proposed alternative: enable root logins, but customize the default root
> GUI environment so it is a clear and simple rescue/configuration workspace,
> not just another user's desktop.
+1 Great idea!!!
Default root desktop with only System --> administration, Terminal and 
some text editors
Identical in both Gnome and KDE..

Best regards
                 Jóhann B.


Johann B. Gudmundsson. RHCE,CCSA
Unix System Engineer.
IT Management.
Reiknistofnun University of Iceland.
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