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Old 02-24-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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debian grub question

after installing sarge it boots up to the GRUB boot screen where you type in your user name.
i was wondering if i can get it to log me in as ROOT if i want because right now it forces you to log in as a user then SU to root which i hate doing.

and yes i am aware of problems as running your system as root LOL
Old 02-24-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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That is not grub that you are referring to... What you are talking about is very likely some of kdm, gdm or xdm
grub is a bootloader. It takes over the execution from the BIOS and loads the operating system, usually presenting a list of available operating systems.
kdm, gdm and xdm are display managers. Such performs a graphical login and starts the window manager or desktop environment of choice.

If it is kdm you have, then to allow root logins, edit the file /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc, change there the AllowRootLogin=false to AllowRootLogin=true and restart kdm by /etc/init.d/kdm restart to make the change come into effect.

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Old 02-24-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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thanks thats what i wanted to know.


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