Solved

LInux Debian 6

Posted on 2012-03-11
4
452 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-12
HOw do you allow root to login to the GUI?
0
Comment
Question by:Jack_son_
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
santoshmotwani earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
do nano /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

look for allowrootlogin
change from False to TRUE
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:santoshmotwani
Comment Utility
this what you have to look for :

[security]
# Allow root to login.  It makes sense to turn this off for kiosk use,
# when you want to minimize the possibility of break in.
AllowRoot=true

# Allow login as root via XDMCP.  This value will be overridden and
# set to false if the /etc/default/login file exists and contains
# “CONSOLE=/dev/login”, and set to true if the /etc/default/login
# file exists and contains any other value or no value for CONSOLE.
AllowRemoteRoot=true
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jack_son_
Comment Utility
This worked, thanks!
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Kerem ERSOY
Comment Utility
Hi,

As a security issue it might not be a good idea to run GUI as root. IT is disabled for a reason.

Cheers,
K.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Join Greg Farro and Ethan Banks from Packet Pushers (http://packetpushers.net/podcast/podcasts/pq-show-93-smart-network-monitoring-paessler-sponsored/) and Greg Ross from Paessler (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) for a discussion about smart network …
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now