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Old 12-02-2010, 06:15 AM   #1
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root logins are not allowed- manriva 2009


hi fellows

i just installed linux mandriva 2009. i set password for root and created a user account. when i try to login as root, after logging out as user, it does not allow me and gives the error "root logins are not allowed". even it does not show the root account. if i try to go to root from konsole terminal using su root, it allows to enter as a root but when i try to start the GUI with startx it gives error. not sure what to do and why i can't see my account in GUI mode. any help would be much appreciated...
 
Old 12-02-2010, 06:27 AM   #2
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In Debian also.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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In Debian also.

whats the solution ?
 
Old 12-02-2010, 11:33 AM   #4
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whats the solution ?
Don't login as root in the GUI.
Use su or sudo if you want to do administrative tasks.

Kind regards
 
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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whats the solution ?
edit the sshd_config file and change allow rootlogin to yes
 
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:41 AM   #6
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edit the sshd_config file and change allow rootlogin to yes
Why? This has got nothing whatsoever to do with ssh.

To the OP. Don't login as root using the GUI and don't allow ssh root logins. Both are a potential security risk.
 
  


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