Root login in rawhide and display managers

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Thu Sep 20 20:34:29 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 22:20 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 07:09:31 -0600, Richi Plana wrote
> > If that's no problem with you, then I have this "Love Letter" program
> > you might want to see! Just click on the executable and watch the
> > fancy graphics, ;).
> Maybe I misunderstood Matthias' original comment, but I was under the
> impression that he did not want to run screensavers as root because of
> unaudited code. Which I found quite odd, given that we were talking about
> running KDE/Gnome as root in the first place, so having a screensaver on
> top could not make things much worse.

No, I was commenting on the fact that making screensavers work for root
is not really helping at all; considering that the entire desktop
session runs as root.

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