Root login in rawhide and display managers

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at
Wed Sep 19 14:22:13 UTC 2007

Richi Plana wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 07:37 -0500, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> Can this information be included on the login screen, somewhere small and
>> discreet, like in faded text on the bottom left or something?  I was
>> unaware of it and would have found it useful one evening some time ago.
> How about suggest a change in GDM so that when a user tries to log-in
> with the "root" account, it displays a message box informing them that
> root login is disabled and what their options are?
> --
Your currently trying to log in as root ( oh did I type root I was gonna 
write smurkydoo )
The root account is currently disable please press <ctrl><alt> F1 type 
root as your Login name and the root password enable the root account
exit then try again..


Best regards
               Johann B.


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