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    [SUSE 9.0] auto login root


    how can i auto login with the user root automatically??

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    Have a look in the KDE control centre, u may need to make root a non-hidden user. Why do you want this anyway? It is not a good idea to use the root account as a regular user.
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    i know that's unsecure...but i prefer the root account...

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    Another box soon to be hacked.

    Do you know WHY it's not a good idea not to use root as your regular login?
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    As stated above, logging in as root is just a bad idea. It should only be used when necessary. And somethings, when you try do them and they rquire root privileges, a box will pop up asking for your root password. Or you can su into root.
    This extra step to get to root is one of the things that keeps your box secure.

    I know there are users on this board who log in as root regularly, but they have a great deal of knowledge about there system and know how to keep it secure, even though they are logged in as root.
    Somebody did a poll in the coffee lounge about this awhile ago.
    But for someone new to Linux, I wouldn't reccommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fofeppe
    i know that's unsecure...but i prefer the root account...
    what do u prefer about it?? everything u can do in root account you can do from a user account then open a terminal and su - to root.
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    Here is the poll I was referring to earlier. Notice how the experienced people who are logged in as root, are feeling guilty about it.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/top...t=logging+root

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    I'm not sure that the majority of those that log in as root are that experienced. Just takes one boo-boo at root and you realize why it's not a good idea.
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    ...i mounted 2partitions in /windows/C (vfat) and /data1 (reiserfs)...
    but as normal user i can't write, but only read those partitions...
    only as root i can write

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    If you want normal users to read write and execute these partitions do the following:
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    su -
    [rootpass]
    chmod 777 /windows/C 
    chmod 777 /data1
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