gdm and sudo question

Xan DXpublica at
Sun Mar 13 10:18:27 CST 2005

Diumenge 13 Març 2005 04:56, en/na Matthew Garrett (<Matthew Garrett 
<mjg59 at>>) va escriure:
>>Re: gdm and sudo question
> On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 18:51 +0100, Xan wrote:
> > I ask that because ubuntu has a "secure policy" that root account is
> > disable by default and "only" root should could shutdown, isn't?
> People who are able to log in at the physical console are usually able
> to pull out the power cable or turn the machine off. As a result, the
> fact that they can shut the machine down correctly is not usually
> considered an issue.
> gdm runs as root, and various pieces of its functionality depend on
> this. In future, some of this may be split out to separate programs and
> the amount of code running as root reduced.

Okay. Thanks a lot (both of you) for your explanations.

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