Root login in rawhide and display managers

Benjamin LaHaise bcrl at
Thu Sep 20 20:24:00 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 09:51:49AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> My suggested method was that you were presented with a user add option
> in anaconda, but the ability to opt out (for say network login
> systems).  If you opt-out then the no root login policy could be
> lifted, but if you opt-in and create a local user then only that local
> user would be allowed to graphical log in upon boot (unless you
> manually change policy through a gui tool or a hand edit.)

But... how do you plan on fixing a system when networking is broken and 
one cannot login as root anymore?

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