Re: Can't use GUI as root
On Tuesday 06 April 2004 00:04, firstname.lastname@example.org
> First I want to confess that I work all the time as root since my
> beginning of using Linux (I forgot when this was).
So do I. This is because I erroneously set up everthing there. I am still
trying to coax KDE into letting me simply move everything to another login
> Second it's ten times easier to mess your system in console mode
> ("rm * test" instead of "rm *test" comes to mind).
> Third a true user friendly GUI system should not allow any user
> (including root) to trash your system in a single step. Actually it
> should never allow it but it needs some time to get such a system.
A good idea. Windows don't stack up either but one little trick it does
have--system directories start out halfway-locked until you cancel that
option. KDE has all the menu items up even as a non-root user but won't let
you run them. Easy enough to foul this up as well.