Ubuntu & Linspire

Lokeey 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
> password
> > (I've done
> > so myself, becuase that's just the kind of user I am).  But it's not
> true
> > there are no consequences to this.  Every (and I mean EVERY)
> configurable
> > option in KDE that needs admin rights prompts for a password.  Out of
> the
> > 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
> prompts
> > 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
> password
> 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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> derek
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