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Re: GNOME root's logins (looking for feeback)

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 10:48:54AM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 02/20/2011 09:21 AM, Camaleón wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >I wonder what is the point of forbidding root's GUI logins from GDM
> >greeter while this can be easily by-passed without editing any
> >configuration file?
> >
> Behavioral conditioning.  Yes, all we geeks know how to do it, but
> our "users" don't, and the extra bit of work-around means that no
> one gets in the bad, bad, bad habit of logging in as root.

Isn't Gnome just following precedent where, in reality, _any_ ability to
operate as root is conditioning at its essence.  What are there, 2 or 3 ways
to reset the root password without any permission or ownership at all?

My _harddrive_ is passworded from the BIOS. I don't understand how airtight
that is but the BIOS info warned that there is no way to access data without
that password.


"Microsoft is not the answer. Microsoft is the question. NO (or Linux) is the
answer." --Somebody

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