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Old 03-18-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Logging in as Root on mdk 10


Just installed mandrake 10. i love it, but one question is compared to 9.2, how to i login as root to a GUI? On startup, there are a list of users and naturally root isnt one of them
any help would be great
Old 03-18-2004, 06:08 AM   #2
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type in the name root anyways and follow with root's password. When the gui loads up, go to configure my desktop > system > login manager > users, and uncheck root from "hidden" users.

That said, you DON'T log in as root do you?

In all seriousness, I try to strongly disuade people from logging in as root. Much better to just flip to console and "su" yourself into root if you need to. I can think of a million reasons why you shouldn't log in as root, and really none other then "convenience" why you should. And since convenience and security are generally fighting with each other... (more of one means less of the other)


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