Re: login as root to GUI
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On 05/20/2011 09:04 AM, Charlie wrote:
> On Thu, 19 May 2011 12:17:54 -0400
> Dick Bayerl <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I am frustrated. I have tried installing both UBUNTU and DEBIAN with
>> the same problem. I never can login to root so I can't make changes
>> to various files. Not the owner. I am just now installing DEBIAN on
>> a second machine and keeping careful notes about the password to see
>> if that will work. I really like the idea of working with DEBIAN and
>> hope I can get past this issue.
>> Dick Bayerl
> So when your Debian installation asks you if you want to "allow" root to
> log in you say "no"?
> Be well,
It is possible to login as root (I think you have to configure pam and
gnome/X) but it is not recommended. Instead it is recommended that you
use 'su' and 'sudo'.
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