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Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed

Miles Fidelman wrote:
MPR wrote:
On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Richard Owlett
<rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:
Darac Marjal wrote:
Log in as root?
Effectively that's what I want.
BUT neither 'root' nor 'superuser' is recognized by Gnome
login screen :<
Edit /etc/passwd and change the UID and GID for your login
to 0 (which
effectively makes you root). Then "chown -R root:root
to your home directory. Now you can log in with your
username but you
will be root.

you might try using expert mode when installing, and then
answering yes when the installer asks about enabling root

That did not work.

 or.. google "debian enable root login" and you'll
find multiple ways to enable root login after the fact

I'll check that out.

(note: it's a good idea to disable remote telnet login
before doing so; maybe install ssh if you want remote access)

Not necessary. There is not now, nor will there be any connection to the rest of the world.

Subject line indicated I wished to tame _Debian's_ paranoia.
I never had any intention of eliminating any of my own ;!

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