set up a root password

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Tue Aug 5 20:55:26 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 05 August 2008, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > OTOH, that shell with root priv's should somehow make itself marked as
> > such by a border color change or something, as when popping around to the
> > various terminal shells running, it would be too easy to hit the wrong
> > but root shell and mess the whole thing up.
> Can you imagine a way to do this?  It's a good idea, but I don't know if it
> could be done.

It can be done.    When I used to run SuSE I once logged into KDE with the 
root account.  The entire background screen was blood red with skull and 
crossbones (IIRC)  and I never did that again.   Just used a konsole session 
to su to root   like I do with kubuntu.

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