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Old 04-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Lightbulb [How to log in as root on Debian-6]


[How to log in as root on Debian 6]

Dear novice friends,

I have found easy way to login as root on Debian6 by accident:

I find the graphic login interface is rather annoying. So as soon as I installed Debian-6 from CD + Internet connection, went to /etc/rc2.d/ and deleted(put away to other place to back up) @S20dgm3 from there. And when I rebooted, the booting stopped at the console "login:". If you login as "root" with your "root pass word" there you could login as root. Then you only have to type command "startx" and press enter. You would be on your root desktop(GUI) with everything working as they should do.

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Happy messing about
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hi

I take it you wanted to login as root!! Otherwise this is not good practice. The use of sudo would be a better option and safer
 
Old 04-07-2013, 02:01 AM   #3
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Then you only have to type command "startx" and press enter. You would be on your root desktop(GUI) with everything working as they should do.
Can you explain why you would want to do this? It is generally considered an extremely bad idea.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:29 AM   #4
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One post in a different thread was not enough?
You had to start a new thread with the same nonsense?
I am beginning to think troll.
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I find the graphic login interface is rather annoying.
Then remove the display manager. You will boot into the CLI every time and enter startx. Same result: CLI log-in. So what is the purpose?
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You would be on your root desktop(GUI) with everything working as they should do.
This logic is baffling. It suggests that things do not work properly if logging in as a user without root privileges. Or more likely, you have a complete ignorance of the purpose of the UNIX, Linux, BSD file systems.
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You should also visit: Ultimate Logic [Tenpage] by Otomakas who says "You do not have to die".
Perhaps my earlier assessment of you was incorrect. You now appear to be both a troll and a spammer.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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See, Linux is *not* Windows, where everybody logs in as Administrator (or with a user given full Administrator privileges) on their desktop because the Windows system is annoying. That's Windows. Try to wrap your head around the fact that *nix systems are *different*. Ignore all the well-meaning advice as you wish, but then, why ask in the first place..
 
Old 04-07-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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To all novices out there,

Please do NOT follow the "advice" of the OP because that person is clueless. Doing so would compromise your system security big time and it's also not required anyhow. In 15 years of using Linux, i never had to login as root to my desktop. Not ever.

Besides, deleting that link/file is a foolish approach also, as there are better ways to accomplish the same thing, leaving the original system installation intact while also circumventing any need to type the "startx" command every single time.

Admins, this thread can be closed as duplicate/spam.

Last edited by bloody; 04-07-2013 at 11:47 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #7
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post4926393

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