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Old 11-10-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
AdnanShaheen
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Xmanager Login with root


Dear All
I am not able to login to my CentOS 5, using root.
I am able to login with any other user account.

How to enable root login?
 
Old 11-10-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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Hi.In Console Mode are you able to login through username:Root and related your Password.I want to know that whether is login problem or Xorg problem.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 01:37 AM   #3
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Probably a setting for your diplay manager. It's nowadays quite normal not to allow root login in X (for security). Assuming your using gdm, check gdm.conf.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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Dear All
I am not able to login to my CentOS 5, using root.
I am able to login with any other user account.

How to enable root login?

Is there a great need to login as root? It is disabled or at least made difficult for a reason.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 04:40 AM   #5
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First of all its not console login. Its from X11
Secondly, I don't have gdm.conf file
Thirdly, yes it is required to login via root

Any help?
 
Old 11-10-2009, 04:56 AM   #6
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ok I got it

Login to your CentOS, Click System->Administration->Login Screen
It will open a window
Click security tab and Check "Allow remote system administration login"

If you're using command line, I think you've to modify /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc
find the lines with "AllowRootLogin"
and set it true if its not "AllowRootLogin=ture"

Solved for me
 
  


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