how to log in as root on desktop

Alan Pope popey at
Tue Nov 30 10:02:53 UTC 2010

On 30 November 2010 09:56, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams at> wrote:
> sudo passwd root

Please don't suggest people do that without at least making an
_attempt_ to explain the implications of doing so. We don't recommend

"Enabling the root account is rarely necessary. Almost everything you
need to do as administrator of an Ubuntu system can be done via sudo
or gksudo. If you really need a persistent root login, the best
alternative is to simulate a root login shell using the following

sudo -i"

> Reading manuals is useful but only when you have time and energy for it.

Yeah, why read a manual when you can get fast, duff advice on-line for
no effort whatsoever!


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