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    Hi,
    I've found out that Ubuntu does not allow Administrator [root] login from GNOME login screen. Can it be enabled any way so that Ubuntu allows me to login as root from the main GNOME Login Screen?
    Please help.
    Thank you.

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    Hi
    Ubuntu is Debian based and Debian dose not permit root login on any GUI.
    it is unwise to login as root .

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    Quote Originally Posted by objuan
    it is unwise to login as root
    Exactly. Never log on as root in Gnome (or any GUI).

    But if you want to do it, here is how :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...on-ubuntu.html
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    If you can't use GUI you might as well stay on your own account and prefix commmands in the terminal with "sudo" or "gksudo" for GUI applications. For example, the command "gksudo nautilus" will start file browser (nautilus) under root permissions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by src2206
    Hi,
    I've found out that Ubuntu does not allow Administrator [root] login from GNOME login screen. Can it be enabled any way so that Ubuntu allows me to login as root from the main GNOME Login Screen?
    Please help.
    Thank you.
    Though it CAN in fact be dangerous, you CAN in fact login as root.
    Go to 'System>Administration>Login Window', enter your password and click on the 'Security' tab. Check the box that reads "Allow local system administrator login".
    Close the window and then go to, 'System>Administration>Users and Groups'. Double-click on 'root', choose "Set password by hand", and then enter your root password.
    Now you can login as root!

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    Thank you.

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