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Old 08-21-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy how can i login as a root in GUI (KDE)


hello :
i was wondering what is the way that i can login as a root user in my kde system ?
when ever i try they say that its not allowed?
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:43 PM   #2
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Why do you want to log in as root? It's generally discouraged due to the security implications.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:45 PM   #3
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that's weird, i would think it would let you login but with a big red wallpaper or something so that you remember you are doing one of the most dangerous/stupid things ever...

have you looked for some kinda "allow root login" option in the kde configuration menus or control center (or whatever it's called)?? or maybe in some fedora-specific configuration?? if there's such an option, it would definitely be in a part of the configuration which requires the root password to edit...

i remember i logged into kde as root a couple times on mandrake (before i knew how insane it was to do so) so i know it can be done... i'm just not sure how cuz i haven't really used kde in almost two years...
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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am now making my second linux live cd which is now based on FC4 ...
there is many things i have to do as a root
and am some how familiar with the GUI not so much with the konsole although i have got the LPI101 , but you know its just the base .

so that i want to deal with the root user instade the none-root user ..

here is the link for my first linux live cd : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=355560
 
Old 08-21-2005, 03:07 PM   #5
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b4 two years you were able to log as a root but in this distro i dont know why they disable it
 
Old 08-21-2005, 03:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by linux juggler
i dont know why they disable it
i would imagine the reason is because it's a security nightmare and it can turn your gnu/linux into windows 95 really fast...


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Old 08-21-2005, 03:15 PM   #7
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ur right ...
 
Old 08-21-2005, 04:11 PM   #8
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I wouldn't recommend it, but if you wnat to login as root and you're using KDM as your default login manager all you have to do is: go to /etc/kde/kdm and edit kdmrc. Look for a line that says
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AllowRootLogin=false
and change 'false' to 'true' (without the quotes). Then logout of KDE and login as root. After you're done with all the config stuff you have to make, you can change it again to 'false' for security reasons.

P.S.: I assume you're using KDM as your default login manager.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 04:25 PM   #9
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Why don't you use Midnight Commander instead of rooting in GUI. Do not root in GUI, You'll mess links, permissions etc.... mess your full box
 
Old 08-22-2005, 02:15 AM   #10
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as i say b4 , am making a live CD and you have to give the user the root access , coz if he mess with the system he can just reboot and every thing is done....

thank you odiseo77 for your help ...
 
Old 08-22-2005, 05:41 AM   #11
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You don't need the root user to log in for your livecd. Take a look at Berry and Adios livecds, they have the star user login and you can use the Super User Mode in konqueror or terminal.
You may get some ideas if you crack open the initrd.gz in those distros.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:56 AM   #12
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i saw them but i have different view
 
Old 08-22-2005, 11:07 AM   #13
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Knoppix doesn't even auto-login as root. It uses sudo if they need access to root commands.
 
  


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