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How-To enable root login in Fedora 10 at the Gnome Login / Via GUI

By on January 18th, 2009 
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Come Fedora 10 and the Root login at the default GNOME Welcome screen is disabled. So, if you say try to login as user root, you won`t be allowed to login. So, here`s the work-around.

1) Setup SUDO

2) Setup Root Account:

[user@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost user]# passwd
Changing password for user root.
New UNIX password:
BAD PASSWORD: it does not contain enough DIFFERENT characters
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@dkd903-laptop dkd903]#

3) Open the file named gdm located in /etc/pam.d folder. You need ROOT privileges to edit this file. Now locate a line which reads as "auth   required    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet" in the file. Comment out this line by adding a # to the beginning of it. Then save the file. You`re Done!

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How-To enable root login in Fedora 10 at the Gnome Login / Via GUI was originally published on Digitizor.com on January 18, 2009 - 5:30 am (Indian Standard Time)