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Old 10-03-2012, 11:29 PM
NoOp
 
Default can't run gnome as root - addition

On 10/02/2012 04:16 AM, Lentes, Bernd wrote:
>
> Colin wrote:
>>
>> On 2 October 2012 10:14, Lentes, Bernd
>> <bernd.lentes@helmholtz-muenchen.de> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thom wrote:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Lentes, Bernd
>> >> <bernd.lentes@helmholtz-muenchen.de> wrote:
>> >> > Luan wrote:
>> >> >> On Mon, 2012-10-01 at 17:28 +0200, Lentes, Bernd wrote:
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Sorry, i forgot: i'm running LTS 64bit.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> try:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> $sudo passwd root - to enable root
>> >> >>
>> >> >> and:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> $sudo passwd -l root - to disable root account.
>> >> >
>> >> > i did this already. But logging on Gnome using the root account
>> >> > didn't suceed. After logging on I have a turning wheel
<snip rest of OS should adapt to me drivel>

Login as your regular admin user. Open a terminal:

gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
(or sudo vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf if you prefer vi)
add this line:
greeter-show-manual-login=true
save. Exit and reboot. Upon reboot you'll have an added option: "Login"
click that, enter root as username and the root password that you set.

Next time you might be better served by installing just the server
version of Ubuntu.
<https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/index.html>



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Old 10-03-2012, 11:58 PM
NoOp
 
Default can't run gnome as root - addition

On 10/02/2012 04:16 AM, Lentes, Bernd wrote:
>
> Colin wrote:
...
>> >> >> try:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> $sudo passwd root - to enable root
>> >> >>
>> >> >> and:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> $sudo passwd -l root - to disable root account.
>> >> >
>> >> > i did this already. But logging on Gnome using the root account
>> >> > didn't suceed. After logging on I have a turning wheel

<snip rest of OS should adapt to me drivel>

Login as your regular admin user. Open a terminal:

gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
(or sudo vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf if you prefer vi)
add this line:
greeter-show-manual-login=true
save. Exit and reboot. Upon reboot you'll have an added option: "Login"
click that, enter root as username and the root password that you set.

Next time you might be better served by installing just the server
version of Ubuntu.
<https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/index.html>





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Old 10-06-2012, 12:00 AM
NoOp
 
Default can't run gnome as root - addition

On 10/03/2012 04:58 PM, NoOp wrote:

Too many posts.

Sorry. It appears that gmane.org had issues. Sent the first one, it
didn't show up, sent the second one - ditto, etc. Anyway, sorry for the
multiple posts.



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