[xubuntu-users] Can not login as root

Tim tim at xendistar.co.uk
Tue Jan 1 16:20:37 UTC 2013

On 01/01/13 14:51, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> 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.
> Yt,
> Pasi
> [1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo#Graphical_sudo
> [2] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
In reference to your comment No. 3, since when did xubuntu come with any 
warranty? All OS's are provided on an as is basis use at your own risk

In reference to your final comment "re not posting question about 
logging in as root", is the op supposed to live in ignorances? Joshua 
earlier posted explained and informed the reason as to why the user 
should not login into a gui as root and supplied information on how to 
do so if the op still needed with out sounding like a pompous arse. If 
you don't ask question you don't learn


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