[xubuntu-users] Can not login as root

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Tue Jan 1 14:51:37 UTC 2013

Please note that:

1) If you need to run graphical applications with root privileges, there
is 'gksudo' for that [1]
2) It is highly discouraged to login graphically as root, and if you
can't do something without, it's a bug in the software
3) Enabling the root account will "void your warranty", eg. your system
will be officially unsupported after doing it

To read more about root/sudo in Ubuntu, refer to the Ubuntu wiki
RootSudo page [2].

Also: In the future, please refrain from posting questions or advice on
how to enable the root account to this mailing list.


[1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo#Graphical_sudo
[2] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

On 01/01/2013 03:12 PM, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
> You should never login to X as root, you are supposed to use sudo to
> elevate to superuser. If you really need root, you can enable the root
> account with
> sudo usermod -U root
> And can be locked again with
> sudo usermod -L root
> Joshua
> Garry at garryricketsonartworks.org wrote:
>     How can I login as root, xubuntu never allows it ?
>     From Garry
>     http://www.garryricketsonartworks.org
>     End of xubuntu-users Digest, Vol 72, Issue 1
>     ********************************************
> -- 
> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Pasi Lallinaho (knome)                      » http://open.knome.fi/
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