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Old 03-04-2004, 05:02 AM   #1
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how do i autologin as root on RH9?


the Gnome login screen has a section says Automatic login but it only lists normal user accounts.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 06:00 AM   #2
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Autologin as root is so insanely insecure that most likely no login manager will allow it under any circumstances, so you might as well let that go right now .

If you are using GDM (the GNOME login manager), however, you can use the GDM Configurator (look for it in your menu) to allow root to log in manually at the login screen. However make sure to uncheck "allow root to log in remotely via XDMCP", unless you expect to have to log in to your PC from a remote PC and you know how to secure your computer against unauthorized access.

If you are using KDM (the KDE login manager), you can also allow root to login manually by unhiding the root user in the user browser. This can be done in the KDE Control Center. I don't use KDE that much, so I don't know the steps offhand, but it's pretty easy to figure out once you're looking at it in the KDE Control Center.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
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what i want is not manual login, I need automatic login
 
Old 03-06-2004, 01:19 PM   #4
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Well you can't have it as root, it would be too stupid.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:54 PM   #5
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it is nothing to do with being stupid or not. I need to know whether or not it is possible.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 09:20 PM   #6
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i was reading about the login command, it can configure the system to autologin, but it seems it only work under nonGUI mode.
 
  


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