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R: [SLE] Administrator root can't login
  • From: "M.G. INFORMATICA di Melis Giuseppe" <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 19:35:07 +0100
  • Message-id: <2thgbf$1127q1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I want to login in local. From when i install it to 3 day ago i haven't this
problem, the root login in local with KDE, with the visual shell without
Ok it isn't correct to login with the root. But because now i can't do it
and in the first time i can do it?
I don' remember if i modify some wizard that can go up the security level
(exist somethings of similar in the 9 version?). I've only made some test
with Samba.
Than the message is not an message error, but a baloon message that say "You
can't use the root for login".
How can disable this security option?

Thank you.

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: Fergus Wilde [mailto:fwilde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Inviato: martedì 2 marzo 2004 13.40
A: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Oggetto: Re: [SLE] Administrator root can't login

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 06:29, John Andersen wrote:
> On Monday 01 March 2004 03:40, Fergus Wilde wrote:
> > On Monday 01 March 2004 10:27, M.G. INFORMATICA di Melis Giuseppe wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > From 2 days i can't login with root on Suse 9. The password is
> > > right, but it say to me that the root can't use for login. So i
> > > can only login with a user and then use SU or insert the password
> > > when i use the visual tool administrator.
> > > How can change this setting? How can enable the root login?
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> >
> > That's the correct behaviour -
> Whether or not it is the recommended (by you) behaviour does not mean
> it is either Correct or Normal for SuSE 9.
> If you have knowledge that SuSE 9 does enforce this restriction then
> say so.
> If it is just your opinion that it _should_ be thusly restricted then
> say that.

'The correct behaviour' means exactly that, i.e. in my opinion the thing is
working right and in a useful way. Everything I say is just my opinion.
Even what I've just said. It's only my opinion that what I say is my opinion
and I could be wrong, perhaps it's the case that everything I say actually
has the force of a divine decree. We'd need to collect more empirical
evidence, I suppose, but if I do find it to be the case I will start saying
things like 'Poverty and hunger are now at an end' more often.

However, if you prefer 'That's the correct behaviour, although it may not
be the factory default', then there, I've said it. I adhere to my opinion
that the OP is better served by my advice than by unmediated information
telling him how to make kde root logins available. Root login to a
graphical environment is fundamentally unsound.

> --
> _____________________________________
> John Andersen

Fergus Wilde
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