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Old 09-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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Angry Can't log in as root in Fedora 11


The title says it all. This is very annoying because I can't modify STK core data...yeah.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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Did you set a root password? Are you able to login as a normal user and su to root? Or utilize sudo, if you have it configured for that?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 08:17 PM   #3
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Yes I set password, su works, haven't tried sudo. Would Rawhide help?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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If you run fed11 as a frugal persistent install to hd
it will run like livecd,but faster and you can make a persistent-overlay

do you have a usb?
how big?
 
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Do you mean you can't login in the GUI as root?
This is disabled and not recommended.
Login as user and use su to do administrative task.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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Disabled????? Hmmmm, that stinks.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 11:46 AM   #7
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repo is correct. However you can bypass this default setting if you want to (I don't think it's a good idea, but you decide).

Fedora 11 root login
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:25 PM   #8
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Why is it bad?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 04:53 AM   #9
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Because you run all apps with root privileges.
If someone exploits the vulnerabilities from these apps,
they have root access to the system.
If you run as user, they are limited.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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There's nothing on my system I can't replace....
 
Old 09-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #11
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Quote:
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There's nothing on my system I can't replace....
Good for you,
As long as you keep it from the net while running as root

Last edited by repo; 09-16-2009 at 05:58 PM.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #12
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There is a better way to get a file browser, if that is what you need.

su -c "nautilus --browser"

Root gives you the power to murder your own system, so that is why it is disabled, not as if there are that many security issues in linux, but if you accidentally deleted the /bin folder as root, that just might ruin the rest of your day.
 
  


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