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Originally Posted by Big Calhoun You can also change the preferences of the login manager to allow root logins. Gave me trouble in the begining. Can you give instructions for ...
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    How do you log in as "root"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Big Calhoun View Post
    You can also change the preferences of the login manager to allow root logins. Gave me trouble in the begining.
    Can you give instructions for this? I can become root at the terminal, but cannot change my login prefs because the root password (I have altered in terminal successfully) is not accepted using the login screen.

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    If it's kde4 you need to do this:

    STEP 1. editor: /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc
    STEP 2. click the find button, enter "AllowRootLogin"
    STEP 3. change the value to "true"
    STEP 4. save, logout, log back in as ROOT!

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    logging in as root is not a good idea, it's best to just use the terminal when the need arises. This will reduce the risks of accidentally doing something bad.

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    Last edited by codge; 10-12-2010 at 02:32 PM.

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    in Debian root login is disabled for security purpose you have to enable it manually i m not sure but this link is helpful for you
    Enabling root access to Gnome under Debian/Ubuntu | Platonic
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