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Old 07-13-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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disable root login


can some body tell me how to disable root login in GUI , i mean x-manager , usually we cannot loginin as root(x11) in ubuntu but fedora allows root login in xwindow
 
Old 07-13-2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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fedora 7,8,or 9 in fedora 9 that could be "fun" you may need to rewright the gdm xml file
with a strong password in fedora for root the gdm login should not matter , I think Ubuntu is the only one that has root ( local) login disabled .

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Old 07-13-2008, 11:48 PM   #3
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man securetty to get you started.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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I think Ubuntu is the only one that has root ( local) login disabled .
Last time I checked, Debian Etch had that feature.
As a matter of fact, it was turned on by default when I installed it.
I guess all Debian-based distributions have that.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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IIRC, if you have that in etch, you made the choise when the installer asked how you wanted it.
 
Old 07-15-2008, 08:06 AM   #6
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man securetty to get you started.


can you pls elaborate ?
 
Old 07-15-2008, 08:26 AM   #7
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can you pls elaborate ?
man securetty <- read the man page. This is the file to control where root can login.
 
  


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