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Old 01-31-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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log in as Root in gui

how can i log into gui as root? I'm using distro fedora 12.
Old 01-31-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
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Root login in GUI is blocked by default for your security reasons. I think you should reconsider your thoughts on logging in as root. You will make your system vulnerable.
But if you still want, you can edit gdm configuration. There is a graphical utility as well I guess where you can enable root logins.
But seriously you should reconsider this.
Old 01-31-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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If you sure know what you want to do, you can edit user profile then unlock root group and rights , also edit GDM login to enable root access. Hope this will help

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Hi, welcome to LQ!

Originally Posted by xtriggerx View Post
how can i log into gui as root? I'm using distro fedora 12.
You really really DON'T want to do that. There are no
valid reasons/needs for it, and many good reasons against
it. What makes you want to do such a silly thing?

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If you want to run a GUI app. as root, for instance a text editor, use kdesu (for KDE, obviously) or gksu (for Gnome):
kdesu kwrite [then the path to whatever file]
gksu gedit [then the path to whatever file]


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