Re: Squeeze and root in graphical mode
On Sunday 03 July 2011 17:32:19 Camaleón wrote:
> I was one of those newbies that sometimes logged as root when I was
> giving my first steps in Linux. I remember in that time (2003, KDE 3.2.x,
> IIRC) there was a background image¹ for root login with bright red and
> plenty of bombs. Yes, bombs, for the user to understand the risk of
> having that session open :-)
> Nowadays, KDE and also GNOME discourage using root GUI sessions but it
> still possible to get them.
That bomb screen was, I think, special to SuSE (with which I also started.
But I didn't use it for long because I couldn't stand YaST). And yes, I too
logged in as root in those days. But only because I had no idea at that
stage what else to do for anything that needed root access.
I *think* that it is Debian, not KDE, that won't key you log in to a GUI
session as root. There certainly was a phase when Debian wouldn't and
PPLinuxOS, also with KDE, would. (No, I didn't make a habit of logging in as
root. I tried once, and logged out again immediately - it wasn't just the
cat who was killed by curiosity!)