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Old 01-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
TEC.Turtle
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Red Hat Enterprise Server 5.5


how come when I install usting text mode I can log in as root but when I use GUI I cannot it will not recognize the root password?
 
Old 01-20-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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It's a security thing that's been around for a few versions now. Ideally, you should not allow root login remotely at all, or allow a root login locally via the GUI prompt.
You'll several qns on this if you search LQ.
Theoretically you can change it, but its not best practice to do so.
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html

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Old 01-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
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A good practice is to log in to the GUI as a regular user, then open a terminal and type:

Code:
su -
to gain a root terminal for administrative tasks.
 
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