Ubuntu & Linspire
lokeey at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 15:25:16 UTC 2007
wow! this posting has really got out of control. it from, thoughts on these
two successful linux distros to a bunch of crap!!!!
On 2/9/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Scott Mazur wrote:
> > I agree (or have no opinion) about everything you've said up to this
> > point. It's true Kubuntu doesn't prevent you from setting a root
> > (I've done
> > so myself, becuase that's just the kind of user I am). But it's not
> > there are no consequences to this. Every (and I mean EVERY)
> > option in KDE that needs admin rights prompts for a password. Out of
> > box that's fine (whether you agree it should be any old user password or
> > root
> > only). But once you set a root password none of the KDE password
> > work. Regardless of the password you type in (root or user) it's wrong
> > and
> > does not authenticate. So by setting a root password you are forced to
> > login as root to make admin changes for ever more.
> I don't know what you've done, but that's not true. I have a root
> and all of my kdesu, sudo and gksu prompts work fine. Good thing too,
> since I have never figured out (or cared to) how to enable root to log in
> to KDE.
> > And it's damned annoying
> > being prompted for a password in KDE when you know darned well it's not
> > going to work. It shouldn't have to be that way.
> It isn't.
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