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Old 09-06-2013, 03:46 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 09-06-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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Yes, but you don't want to.
 
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:36 AM   #3
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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....
 
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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
 
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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.

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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.
 
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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
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set auto login with User Accounts tool in System Settings
and I see no User Accounts tool anywhere.
 
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probably this helps
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...n-lxde-949384/
 
  


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