Root login in rawhide and display managers

Richi Plana myfedora at
Thu Sep 20 13:05:42 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 14:34 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:29:42 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > 
> > And I assume that KDE users are just happy to run tons of unaudited
> > toolkit code as root...
> They are running Gnome/KDE as root to begin with. Where exactly is the
> problem?

The problem lies in privileged code doing something unintentional either
due to 1) a bug in the code, 2) malicious exploit or 3) user ignorance.

Why would anyone want an application to run, anyway, that has the
potential of bringing down the system or accessing other users' files?

Richi Plana

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