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Re: Logging into gdm as root

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 11:46:10AM -0400, Bill K wrote:
> Hi. I just installed debian woody and have gdm installed along with
> gnome (and sawfish).  For some reason I cannot log into X as the root
> user.

Good, that's by design. Don't use X as root, really. (There's a flag in
/etc/gdm/gdm.conf to change this if you have to, but please don't ...)

> Furthermore, I cannot use pon to establish a ppp connection as the
> non-root user.

Add your non-root user to the 'dip' group (using 'adduser' as root),
then log out and back in.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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