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

Tony Blackwell tablackwell at bigpond.com
Wed Apr 11 22:45:29 CEST 2012

ftg: "I thought the OP said that this feature was controlled by a 
keyword in kdmrc.  I assumed that that meant it was a feature supplied 
as part of KDM.  Are you saying that it was a MDV/MGA extension to start 
with, and that it was withdrawn because we no longer wanted to support it ?"

As the OP, I'll comment that although the config was AllowRoot=true, in 
/usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc, all previous versions of Mandriva/Mageia 
going back a number of years, right up to M2beta1 after online updates, 
have supported setting this flag as allowing graphical root access to 
gnome as well as kde environments.  I hear the impassioned objections of 
some of our leaders, and admit that the weight of expressed opinion in 
this thread is against it, but a number of us have found the ability to 
do this useful at times and I request its restoration.

I'd be happy as ftg commented that it still have the same red screen 
warning etc etc as before - agree it makes sense not to be obvious.

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