Root login in rawhide and display managers

Richi Plana myfedora at
Mon Sep 24 16:06:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 15:43 +0100, Bill Crawford wrote:
> On 18/09/2007, Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:
> ...
> > No, it's just getting rid of the assumption that you have to log in as
> > root to administrate something.
> Even when one of the things you want to do is:
> umount /home
> system-config-lvm
> ...
> mount -a

Well ... in fairness, the original argument was between giving root an X
Windows session to do administration vs. administering from a regular
user X Window session.

If administrative tasks like the one you mentioned happens often, then I
suggest those systems create at least one user whose $HOME isn't
in /home. :-p

Richi Plana

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