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Re: [opensuse] Logging in as root an Leap
Anton Aylward composed on 2015-12-01 07:53 (UTC-0500):

Is it possible to log in as root just after booting ? I only get my
non-root user as a possible user.
On OS13.2 and before there was a possibility to type the username. Now
it seems you can only graphically select users, and root is not
available (that I know of).

Although you fail to say so, I presume you mean that the GUI login is
not displaying a root account option in the list of possible users.

This is as it should be by default.

The root account DOES exist. The GUI does not offer it - by default.

Like everything else about Linux, this is a configuration option.

Not necessarily with every DM, at least, not using every greeter theme.

If you hot key to a virtual terminal you can log in as root :-)

Alternatively systemsetting -> system administration -> login screen
gives many options, and displaying root in the list is one of them.

Again, not necessarily possible with every DM.

Alternatively you can go into the appropriate config file and hand edit
the text.

If it and complete competent documentation can be found.

As for entering the user by typing a name, well that depends on the GUI
that you use. I use kdm for the KDE desktop and hence configure it with
'systemsettings'. YMMV. That, too, is configurable :-)

This is why I keep KDM. It's ostensible replacement requires all users in
/etc/passwd be included and thus listed in order to have root available in
its greeter.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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