Root login in rawhide and display managers

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Sep 20 20:26:00 UTC 2007

Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
> 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?

Login as regular user and use su or switch to a VT. Ctl+Alt+F1


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