Logging in as root

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Wed Jun 21 19:00:50 UTC 2006

Gary W. Swearingen wrote:
>> I am also not sure that most distros would allow you to
>> login to the GUI as root. Most distros would allow you to "su
>> root" and to login to a text console as root, but logging in
>> to the GUI as root is a different thing.
> That's pretty loose language, there.

I will be happy to clarify it. What I mean is logging in through xdm, 
gdm or kdm as root. I am not talking about sudo from a virtual terminal. 
I'm talking about running all of Gnome, KDE, fvwm or whatever your 
favourite environment is as root.

> We just don't start the top-level GUI (KDE or Gnome and/or window
> manager) as root.

That's what I'm saying. You don't run Gnome/KDE/whatever as root.

> And if "login" is now a verb, should the gerund now be "logining"? :)

"I love verbing. Verbing weirds language" - Calvin and Hobbes :-)

> P.S.  Daniel, please don't take this personally; IIRC, English is not
> your first language, and I'm just suggesting that everyone try to be
> careful.

No offence taken :-)  Indeed, I'm not a native speaker.

   "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the
   unreasonable man tries to adapt the world to himself.
   Therefore all progress depends on unreasonable men."
         -- George Bernard Shaw

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