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    Root user not visible in fedora 15


    Unable to view the root user, during iniital bootup of fedora 15, other users are visible.

    How can this be done.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    What exactly do you mean?
    Are you asking about logging in as root?
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    Thanks for the reply
    I meant, when the startup screen comes, only my local user is displayed for logging in. But I want to login as root... how do i do that... I cant see any option for that.

    It is possible thru terminal by su command.. but not thru gui?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasy View Post
    It is possible thru terminal by su command.. but not thru gui?
    That's about the size of it.
    I haven't done a Fedora install in a little while, but the way I remember it is that logging into the GUI as root is disabled... and for good reason!
    To be honest, there is no reason, ever, to login to the GUI as root.
    Unless, of course, you don't mind accidentally hosing your system with an accidental keystroke.
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    Thanks jay

    But I wanted the root user, mainly since I find no single software package available for installation as a normal user. I guessed it must be something with the permissions. So ROOT

    Since i have installed fedora 15 for the first time, i am having a host of problems.
    1. I need to install openoffice, or libreoffice
    2. jre latest version req. to run my latest applets, which does not seem to be loading from firefox plugins finder.... now if downloaded, how to install?
    3 ssh client, ftp client.. and so on..

    I do not want to overload at the first instance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantasy View Post
    But I wanted the root user, mainly since I find no single software package available for installation as a normal user. I guessed it must be something with the permissions. So ROOT
    Hello and welcome aboard!

    The root account is disabled for GUI logins in most distros since it's considered a huge security risk. You need root permissions to install software under Linux, but you can easily gain root permissions with the su command, or by using sudo if you have that installed. You can check the manual pages for info on using those commands:

    Code:
    man su
    
    man sudo
    You should be able to install most of the packages you want with YUM, the package tool for Red Hat based distros:

    http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=25880
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    Hello
    a piece of cake ,easy operation step:
    1:su
    2:vi /etc/pam.d/gdm
    direct delete the a line "auth required pam_succeed_if.souser != root quiet"
    3:wq #save and exit
    4:vi /etc/pam.d/gdm-passwaord
    direct delete auth "required pam_succeed_if.souser != root quiet"
    5:wq #save and exit

    so that you can be login with root user

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