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Old 03-19-2007, 12:24 AM   #1
Red Barchetta
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root login to GUI


I know this can be dangerous, but it is still my preference to be able to login to a GUI as the root user.
I have managed to allow this by editing the file KDMRC, the line:
allowrootlogin=false

change it to:

allowrootlogin=true

That gets me to a GUI as root, BUT regardless of what GUI is selected, things just don't look right, and the way they do look, it's hard to find much of anything. If I use KDE as root, there aren't ANY icons at all on the desktop, and no clock!

I know you can just add all that stuff, but, is there any way to, in addition to allowing a GUI loggin as root, have the GUI appearance default to just like any other user?

NOTE - Yes I am also aware of the su terminal command - but despite the risk, I really prefer to be able to loggin in to a GUI, and have a "normal" default appearance as the root user.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 04:58 AM   #2
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I know you can just add all that stuff, but, is there any way to, in addition to allowing a GUI loggin as root, have the GUI appearance default to just like any other user?
If nothing else, you can do this by finding and copying all the relevant config files and such.
I suspect that they don't setup anything for root, because they don't expect anyone to use the GUI as root.

A partial answer lies in calling specific GUI apps from the command-line (as root)
 
  


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