LInux Debian 6

Posted on 2012-03-11
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Last Modified: 2012-03-12
HOw do you allow root to login to the GUI?
Question by:Jack_son_
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santoshmotwani earned 2000 total points
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do nano /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

look for allowrootlogin
change from False to TRUE
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this what you have to look for :

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

# 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.

Author Comment

ID: 37707999
This worked, thanks!
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by:Kerem ERSOY
ID: 37708360

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


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