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Re: [opensuse] Logging in as root an Leap
  • From: ianseeks <ianseeks@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:59:54 +0000
  • Message-id: <1982372.CFsy8DEWmx@lianli>
On Tuesday 01 Dec 2015 20:06:59 jdd wrote:
Le 01/12/2015 19:58, Roger Oberholtzer a écrit :
On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 5:01 PM, jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
isn't that the use of YaST?

Adding users? Yep. But you have to be able to log in to use it. If you
do not add a user when the system is installed, and root is not able
to log in, I would guess that the KDM login would not be very useful.

So, for the uninitiated GUI user, getting to a virtual terminal and
logging in is often problematic. I know this from experience with some
of our users. Could they learn to use the character login. Of course.
They are not stupid. But when we say they must use the character login
for something, all we hear is: why did you do all this in Linux? It is
the concept that seems to irk them.

Rock and a hard place, I guess.

I think there is something I don't understand here. To add an user on a
running machine you have to log as root, even in Windows. I was thinking
your user already have a GUI (kde or other) running. Then you have only
to lauch yast and give the root pass, you can even launch only the user
yast module.

there is never any reason to log as root in kdm in openSUSE - I do not
do this even once a year

I occasionally do it after an install/update if something either doesn't work
or stops working, i just login as root to check if it works as root. But day
to say stuff, i don't use it at all.

jdd

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