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root login disabled for KDM (KDE 1.4.1)
  • From: Bob Pearson <gottadoit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 07:34:24 -0400
  • Message-id: <200310010734.24379.gottadoit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Environment: 8.2 Suse Professional i386
(athlon kernel-source-2.4.20.SuSE-100 )
KDE 3.1.4 from SuSE supplementary directory
KDM RPM: kdebase3-kdm-3.1.4-34

/etc/passwd entry for root


The name Konqi as root was added with a PNG file for KDM to display, cute
little 64x64 pixel 3D dragon that he is.

I have remote login and shutdown disabled via "Control Center->System
Administration->Login Manager". System UID set to Below 0 and Above 65000.
"unhidden with every hidden but root (before I had Below 500 and had
"Selected only" which included "root").

Unable to login to root via KDM. Message is "root logins are not allowed".

Nothing in /var/log about the attempt but this:

Oct 1 06:33:34 cueball resmgr[1227]: accepted connection from user root
Oct 1 06:33:34 cueball resmgr[1227]: disconnect from root

# cat /etc/pam.d/login
auth requisite nullok #set_secrpc
auth required
auth required
#auth required
auth required
auth required
account required
password required nullok
password required nullok use_first_pass use_authtok
session required none # debug or trace
session required

I suspect something wrong with my PAM configuration. I did no editing
explicitly of these files. There is a /etc/pam.d/xdm but not a

"login root" from command line fails and goes away before an error can be
detected. "su - root" works.

Anyone know what file I have to tweak or what I am doing wrong?

TIA for any help. Regards.
Bob Pearson
I am unique and special, just like everyone else.

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