[Mageia-discuss] beta2 woes and no graphical root (tonyb)

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 8 12:54:04 CEST 2012

2012/4/8 Maarten Vanraes <alien at rmail.be>:
> Op zondag 08 april 2012 10:08:44 schreef Tony Blackwell:
>> Thanks to Maarten for prompt reply.
>> 1. Lilo not booting; I can't tell if
>>   https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5044
>> is the same problem; it does concern lilo, but in a raid setting and I
>> wasn't quite clear on what problem was being described there.
> anyway, i think the lilo problem will be resolved before release
>> 2. rpm update failure; Maarten is right, yes is is
>> https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4918
>>   I'll await beta3
>> While I'm at it, beta2 has lost the ability for root to log in graphically.
>>  Beta1 was without this on the DVD but upgrades fixed it.  Beta2 does not
>> honor the flag set in /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc, where setting AllowRoot
>> to true has for many releases been all that is required to allow a
>> graphical root login.   (useful for system admin, no I never go out on the
>> web as root!)  Intended behaviour or accident? tonyb
> not sure, but i thought not logging in graphically as root was a feature

Yes, and obviously they have finally closed that easy to open door via kdmrc.
But maybe there is a reason to login to a gui as root - although in
all my 17 years of Linux I haven't heard one. And I have never heard
about any sysadmin who did it with a reason.


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