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Old 09-17-2009, 08:27 PM   #16
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As lutsp said, root login from GUI is disabled for a (security) reason. It's not recommended to enable it.
You can do anything you need at the GUI by selecting the relevant menu option; if you need root, it'll ask for the root passwd.
Isn't it ironic that people who really, really shouldn't grant themselves root login authority (as evidenced by their inability to find their way around a typical Linux installation) always want it, and a few years later those same people, more experienced and better able to manage the risk, don't want it any more?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #17
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Part of experience, eg young drivers want to go fast & some die/get injured; eventually (Darwin allowing) you grow out of it.
To be fair though, for a very long time you had to run as Admin in MSWin for an awful lot of user-level programs. I hear they've tried to curtail that more recently, but even MS can't force 3rd party app programmers to not use Admin as app user requirement.
I believe games are the worst hold-outs??
 
  


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