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\/4A 09-06-2013 02:46 AM

GUI Login for root
 
Hello,

I've got Fedora 19 LXDE installed but can't log into the root user from the login screen - just end up with an authentication error.

Googling around I couldn't find much a solution for 19. There's quite a bit for Fedora versions upto 17.

Is there a way to log in as root (GUI) in Fedora 19 LXDE?

descendant_command 09-06-2013 02:48 AM

Yes, but you don't want to.

pan64 09-06-2013 03:36 AM

see bottom (similar threads), for example this one: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...or-gui-692177/
root is explicitly blocked. You can unblock it, but you should not....

\/4A 09-06-2013 04:25 AM

this is getting scary.
But in the current state I can't even setup a new limited user or format a flash disk - everything is SO limited and I'm pretty new to the Fedora commands

pan64 09-06-2013 04:29 AM

you can use single user mode to add a new user.
Even better: press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get a console, login as root and add new user.
And you can use your GUI as the new user.

\/4A 09-07-2013 02:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pan64 (Post 5022927)
you can use single user mode to add a new user.
Even better: press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get a console, login as root and add new user.
And you can use your GUI as the new user.

Thanks, Pan64.
I managed to setup a new user.

\/4A 09-07-2013 04:39 AM

Looks like I still have limitations without a GUI root user.

I'm wanting to setup autologin for the new user I've made and can't figure out how to. Googling comes up with
Quote:

set auto login with User Accounts tool in System Settings
and I see no User Accounts tool anywhere.

pan64 09-07-2013 11:49 AM

probably this helps
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...n-lxde-949384/


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