Root login in rawhide and display managers

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Wed Sep 19 14:30:09 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 08:05 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 06:49:22AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > > Root login has been disabled in GDM for a while now in rawhide. Would
> > > KDM and other display managers be modified to be consistent with this
> > > behavior? I would prefer if it was.
> > 
> > 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. 

It's just disabled in GDM not via console/ssh if I understood correctly.


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