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Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:30:54PM +0100, berenger.morel@neutralite.org wrote:
> Remove gdm, and put in the file "/root/.bash_profile" following lines:
> ===========
> if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ $(tty) == /dev/tty1 ];then
> 	startx
> fi
> ===========
> To have a auto-login, you can also modify "/etc/inittab" and replace
> a "/sbin/getty" by "/bin/sh".
> The better with those solutions is the removal of a useless
> software. The problem is that you will not have a shiny background
> while you are not logged in.
> Of course, you asked for a very unsecure trick, do that at your own
> risk if someone or yourself in another state (say, after a nice
> night with friends and beers ;)) can access physically your
> computer... but you said it was not the case.
> And, seriously, windows users do that by default and their computers
> works not so bad.
> Le 22.11.2012 18:00, Richard Owlett a écrit :
> >I've a laptop whose *SOLE* purpose in life is to be used in a manner
> >that a even I would never do on a machine with real data on it.
> >It has intrinsically the best security in place
> >  Only _*I*_ have physical access to the machine.
> >  It has no possibility of connecting to the internet.
> >  It will *never* be updated.
> >  The installation CD lives in the drive, for various reasons the
> >hard drive is wiped and reinstall done 2-3 times per week.
> >
> >When I boot I want to do *ANYTHING*!
> >HOW?
> >
> >{Owl now ducks for cover from incoming brick-a-brac ;}
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/etc/kde4/kdmrc or the equivalent for gdm3 - there should be an option for

AllowRootLogin = false

Change to AllowRootLogin = true

and you should be fine.


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