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Old 08-04-2009, 04:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy can't authenticate with root password

Just installed Fedora 10. I cannot log into Linux using the root password. I login as a regular user in GNOME. I can access Admin utilities using the root password. I can start a terminal session and authenticate as root with root password.

Is there a known bug with root authentication during login? How can I fix this problem?

Hope you can help,
Old 08-04-2009, 04:52 AM   #2
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It's no bug.
Don't login as root in the GUI, use su or sudo.
Old 08-04-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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Smile Thanks - f.y.i.

In Negus and Foster-Johnson, "Fedora 10 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux," Wiley Publishing, 2009, page 85, suggest that by choosing Other you can "manually log in as root." It was a little mis-leading.

Thank you for your help I really appreciate it.

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Perhaps they're referring to RHEL5 for that sentence. <shrug>

Unfortunately, even the relatively good books will have errors.


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