Re: [SUSE Linux Users] How to bring up the root login session?
- On Tuesday 06 September 2005 11:56, K. S. wrote:
> praveen kumar wrote:Right you are. I forget that he said he was a "new user" and even though SuSe
> >Hello Friends,
> >This is my first mail to the groups. I installed Suse Linux on my system
> > yesterday.
> >Context : During installation it asked to create a local user and I
> > created one.
> >Problem : The login screen doesn't come at start up. Instead it logins
> > automatically in the 'local user' account.
> >Help : Can anyone help me out? Can you please tell me how to get the root
> > login session as I like to login as root each time.
> Ken did a good job of explaining the auto-login, but I would just add
> that you really should not be logging in as root, except for very
> unusual circumstances. Suse linux provides an ugly root GUI, with bombs,
> warning signs and red background, as well as a minimized number of
> application links on the desktop, to remind you that you really should
> not make yourself at home there.
> If you make a mistake as a normal user it might cost you a few minutes
> work, but if you make a mistake as root, you could easily wipe out your
> system. If you run any malicious code as root, you might as well be
> using ms windoze, because the malicious code will have it's way with
> your system.
> To recap, Unix Security 101: Don't log in as root, use su and/or sudo
tells you when you install that there is a reason that they create a user
account in addition to the root account not everyone reads the screens. Even
with the instalation of new software I seldom find it necessary to log in to
my system as root. Good point.
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- Hello Ken and K.S.,
Thank you very much for your information. I will check it out tomorrow. But after reading your suggestions, I've some doubts:
1) Don't we need to log in as Root when we need to install some software? You guys told that one needn't. Then what is the purpose of root login?
2) How to bring a login screen which prompts me whether to log in as root or local user?
Thanks in advance,
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