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Old 12-21-2005, 03:54 PM   #1
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Allow root login in KDM


Root login in kdm is disabled. I remember editting a file to enable this. Can anyone tell me how?

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Look for kdmrc somewhere in your box. Then look for a var called... duh... "AllowRootLogin" or something like that. Set it to true and thats that.

Note: you do know its a bad idea to login as root like that, right?
 
Old 12-21-2005, 04:28 PM   #3
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I also belive that you can enable it with a check of a box on the KDM options before you login.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 05:07 PM   #4
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THanks..

I modified both /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc and /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc but I still can't login as a root.
Any idea?
 
Old 12-22-2005, 09:42 AM   #5
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/etc/Xll/xdm/kdmrc is the file with FC4 that you need to edit, needs to be done in two places within the file.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 12:22 PM   #6
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Has anyone noticed that lately we are getting so many such requests?

Is there any specific reason why you need to login to a full DE environment as root?
 
Old 12-24-2005, 03:19 PM   #7
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None that I'm aware of..... But it does seem to me that as more people try or move to Linux from Windows they need to learn that root level access is only needed about .0001% of the time, and never in a GUI environment.

I say let them learn better, even the hard way is better then no way. Look how many people learn the importance of creating and maintaining a good tested backup procedure after they lose all there data.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 05:35 PM   #8
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The problem is that when people get their systems compromised or lose data, they then moan that Linux/Unix is insecure and Windows was better. Anyway each person to themselves and hopefully any decisions made won't end up causing unwanted disasters.
 
  


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