Root login in rawhide and display managers

Alan Cox alan at
Wed Sep 19 12:05:25 UTC 2007

On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 06:49:22AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Root login has been disabled in GDM for a while now in rawhide. Would
> > KDM and other display managers be modified to be consistent with this
> > behavior? I would prefer if it was.
> What's the rationale (again?) for disabling root login?

I assume its to make sure that if your LDAP or NIS services fail you
are totally screwed and cannot rescue the machine. 


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