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Old 07-17-2009, 10:45 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
Sorry, but I'm missing the point, the joke, whatever........

If this thread gets any more non-helpful, non-constructive, or non-adult posts, it will be closed......

Is OP still with us?
Did he/she get the desired information?
Does the thread still have value?

......enquiring minds want to know...
I personally think that there is value in this thread. But I do feel that some members have not tried to find value in his reasoning for wanting to do somethings that yes(even I) feel goes against the linux best practices. But that is also the best part of linux is that is gives us the power to do what we want.

I also ask that the OP give the community a more detailed reason for wanting to run the whole system as root. That way we can first understand him and his goals, but that will also aid in us helping him to understand our reasoning.
Old 07-18-2009, 01:50 AM   #47
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Oh common gentleman stop this now . Its wastage of time. Please stop this and start doing some helpful work for Linux and its lovers. You all are genius with great minds so do the best thing for Linux.
Old 07-18-2009, 03:44 AM   #48
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All I hope is that if anyone else reads this thread thinking they'll find out how to run as root all the time, they'll soon get the message that it is a BAD idea!
Old 07-18-2009, 06:54 AM   #49
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i only glanced over replies, so i'm sorry if this has already been posted. But I will share a story:

When I first started tinkering with Linux circa 1996, I had the same thought- "Why the hell would i ever run as anything but the superuser, if i could avoid all those pesky warnings/limitations?"

Well, it was only a matter of time until I accidentally typed [COMMAND TO DELETE EVERYTHING]

I won't actually post the command, god forbid it appears out of context on a google search. (it contains an "rm" with a ignore all warnings type of flag, and a root directory).

Lesson learned: root is only to be used when neccessary. And having that access limited helps remind you of the power you wield when used.

Hope this helps. Remember - with root, you can delete EVERYTHING with 9 or less keystrokes.
Old 07-19-2009, 08:20 PM   #50
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:42 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by kris82 View Post
Remember - with root, you can delete EVERYTHING with 9 or less keystrokes.
Well, on Windows you can delete everything with just two key strokes
(Or just one, if I start to exclude from my counting (as chrism01) the Enter key - hehe good one, chrism01).

Still I never deleted my drive until not though I was running Windows for 14 years with all necessary rights to delete, format and break everything.

Is not about security - is about insecurity. Some users feel insecure in having so much power and choose to run without those rights.
I perfectly understand them.

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Old 07-23-2009, 05:58 PM   #52
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whatever happened to 'dont feed the trolls'?

im all for a bit of light entertainment this evening, but this guys not even funny.

tho this made me snigger a bit
Actually I was trying to show that I am ready (after 11 years) to make room in my Windows life to some Linux again.
Seriously, dude, i dont think Linux is ready for you. If you want to make Linux work the same as windows, why not just stick to Windows?
Old 07-23-2009, 07:13 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Windows_90% View Post
I want to add a damn line in Blacklist and this took me hours due to incredible absurd security measures.
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I have heard many people speaking about how magic and great the Linux community is.
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I am deeply sorry to say it (and I speak for real not just to make some Linux lovers mad), I never ever imagine, this community can be so obtuse. I have never seen on a Windows forum somebody censoring information.
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Jesus man. Is my virtual machine.
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No wonder now, why the Linux world is so tiny.
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I hope you understand now how I feel after I got those answers from the the great Linux community. I never expected that from people that were supposed to be smart.
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I just want to do it no matter if it is a virtual machine or not!!!!!!!!!!
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Jesus man.
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Do you care quite that much about a computer box/OS?
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Didn't know some "high in the sky" Linux guru will be so touched by my name.
Haha dude you really need to relax a bit, you are getting really worked up over computers. Maybe the 11 years (or was it 14? You changed the number...) in front of a screen hasn't been that healthy for you. Take a walk, get some fresh air, maybe ride a bike along the edge of a highway or something.

As to your question, if you want to config root login using the GUI then under System -> Login Window there is a Security tab, and you can set "Allow local system administrator login", and even have it automatically login if you want.


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