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Old 07-30-2005, 11:38 PM   #1
sammykrupa
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Auto-login (root account)


I am running Fedora Core 3. For certain reasons I need to have my computer auto-login into the ROOT account of my computer. Using the GUI of the setup told me that setting the ROOT account as the auto-login account is not allowed. Any work-arounds?

Thanks!!
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:44 PM   #2
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Re: Auto-login (root account)

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Originally posted by sammykrupa
I am running Fedora Core 3. For certain reasons I need to have my computer auto-login into the ROOT account of my computer. Using the GUI of the setup told me that setting the ROOT account as the auto-login account is not allowed. Any work-arounds?

Thanks!!
Sam Krupa
As you probably know, logging in as root is poo-pooed in the Linux community. Can we at least ask what these "certain reasons" are for "needing" to auto-login as root?
 
Old 07-30-2005, 11:50 PM   #3
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For certain reasons I need to have my computer auto-login into the ROOT account of my computer
you should avoid this and use sudo or su but whatever right!

Try looking for a file name gdm.conf(i believe it is fedora or mandriva you are using).
There maybe an option at login allowing you to configure your login manager to allow root to auto-login
 
Old 07-31-2005, 12:27 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue72/chung.html
Does this help?
I'm still not sure why you "need" to log in as root.
 
  


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