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Logging in as root

Postby WutUpCuuuz » November 5th, 2016, 8:38 am

Been looking through the forums, as well as various internet searches, and haven't found anything definitive yet...

:?: How can I make it so that I can log in to root using the gui at startup :?:

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Re: Logging in as root

Postby nauved » November 5th, 2016, 2:57 pm

PLEASE do not EVER do that.
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Re: Logging in as root

Postby Randicus Draco Albus » November 6th, 2016, 1:19 am

Is your question how to log into the root account while running a GUI or how to start a GUI with root?
If the former, enter su, then enter root's password.
If the latter, 1) follow nauved's advice, and 2) why do you want to do that?
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Re: Logging in as root

Postby nauved » November 6th, 2016, 2:04 am

The operative words were "at startup". ;) I suspect windoze-mind at work . . .

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Re: Logging in as root

Postby Randicus Draco Albus » November 6th, 2016, 4:07 am

nauved wrote:The operative words were "at startup". ;) I suspect windoze-mind at work . . .
Probably, but there is enough ambiguity to warrant clarification before crucifixion.

Haven't seen you in a very long time Randicus

There has not been anything going on that I could comment on. Everything has been about the latest Debian release*. I have been out of the loop too long to post anything constructive.

* Except your announcement about Refracta.
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Re: Logging in as root

Postby nodir » November 7th, 2016, 3:13 am

disable the display-manager, probably kdm, via init-system, probably systemd; reboot. log in as root and enter your password, type startx
or
search thru the settings of the display-manager and see if there is an option to allow root-login.
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Re: Logging in as root

Postby cynwulf » November 7th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Be aware that most GUIs are not designed to be run as root. In fact you should not run the X server as root, full stop. Modern desktops such as KDE should have everything in place to ensure that you don't need to be root to mount removable disks, etc.

Perhaps if you explain as to why you want to do it, you might get some constructive replies?
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