Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed
On Fri, 2012-11-23 at 14:43 -0600, Richard Owlett wrote:
> MPR wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Richard Owlett <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 /home/username"
> > to your home directory. Now you can log in with your username but you
> > will be root.
> That seems to have the effect I was looking for. I modified
> some one else advice (suggestion main background color be
> bright re) and chose a user name which conveys use caution
> and st the top and bottom of screen red - whole screen being
> red would not work well for me.
That's more strange than simply enable login for root. /home for root
should be /root.