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Old 12-02-2009, 12:50 AM   #1
charlesips
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gnome desktop does not display


i am using fedora9 os
when i logging to gnome in root user
then gnome desktop does not display ,it is white screen
i viewed log messages the message is

Resolved address "xml:readwrite:/root/.gconf" to a writable configuration source at position 0

pls help me
 
Old 12-02-2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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Sorry I don't know the answer to your question. However I have a work around which is generally considered better practice.
If you want to do something as root, log in as a normal user first and then run su from a terminal, then launch the program that requires root access.

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Old 12-02-2009, 01:26 AM   #3
raju.mopidevi
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That's not problem with gnome, linux distributions like fedora, ubuntu doesn't allow you to login as root.
The developers decided that we should not be allowed to try and be smart enough to decide for ourselves that we do not want to log in as root in gnome/kde.

Type your root password. Next, make a backup of /etc/pam.d/gdm, enter:
Code:
cp /etc/pam.d/gdm /root
Now open /etc/pam.d/gdm using gedit or vi text editor, enter:
Code:
gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm
OR
Code:
vi /etc/pam.d/gdm
Alternatively, you can do everything in a one command:
Code:
su -c 'gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm'
Find line that read as follows:

Code:
auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
Remove or comment out line by prefixing #.
Code:
# auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
Save and close the file. Logout from terminal and from GUI itself. Now you should be able login as root user using GDM GUI login manager.
 
  


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