Logging in as root

Jean Hollis Weber jean-ooo at taming-openoffice-org.com
Wed Jun 21 00:59:21 UTC 2006

Rein Mann wrote:
> Is it possible to log in as root with the GUI?
> Sometimes it is a nuisance to have to do a 'su root' and for some applications
> it is simply impossible. Most other distros allow logging in as root.

No, Ubuntu does not allow this. There is a very good explanation 
somewhere on their website about the reasons, and several people 
have explained it on this list too. Daniel Carrera gave a 
particularly good, plain-English explanation a week or two ago.

Cheers, Jean

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