Root login in rawhide and display managers

Bill Crawford billcrawford1970 at
Tue Sep 25 13:35:39 UTC 2007

On 24/09/2007, David Boles <dgboles at> wrote:

> What I said the other, and I still feel this way, was that *if* you are
> the qualified admin of this system you should know how to change the 'no
> root GUI' default setting to allow root to login with a WM desktop. You
> should not but you should know how to do this.

OK, how about making it an install-time option, checked by default?

And if one can switch to a VT, login and run "startx" anyway, what's
the benefit, really, of disallowing root login except to make it
cosmetically more secure?

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