Re: Root with GUI

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On 04/15/2010 08:24 AM, Richard Shaw wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 7:21 AM,<[email protected]>  wrote:
>> How do I make myself root in the GUI
>
> Running a root GUI login is very much frowned upon. What exactly are
> you trying to accomplish? The system-config* tools will prompt for
> root authentication if necessary or you can su (or sudo) to root in a
> terminal session or login as root in a virtual terminal.

One scenario is when the normal users are all defined over nis/nfs, and 
the network is down, but you need to log in to fix things...

To fix things in a scenario like that, I boot into runlevel 3 (by 
temporarily appending "3" to the end of the kernel line in grub), login 
as root, and run "startx" to get a gui session for root.

- Mike
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