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Month: August 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Running GUI programs as root in 14

From: "Roy J. Tellason, Sr." <rtellason@...>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:16:22 -0400
On Wednesday 12 August 2015 01:45:08 pm Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 August 2015 16:49:56 Felix Miata wrote:
> > >> Debian has decided not to allow GUI root log-ins.  It is not a case of
> >
> > I'm not so sure whether it has anything to do with Debian, but rather the
> > default tdm config file specifies safer when there are alternatives
> > available.
> Well, I have always understood from other Debian users that it does, I have 
> used several different DEs with Debian, all with the same set-up, and it does 
> not apply to all other distros whichever DE you use.  I have not had a GUI 
> root log-in since I abandoned a brief spell with OpenSuse many years ago.
> I have always installed Debian with root enabled.  This may make a difference.

I don't remember ever being offered that option when I installed.  Nor a few other things that I was used to,  like being able to configure my network as opposed to the installation just using DHCP because it found DHCP on the network.   :-(

Where is this option available?  Or was I supposed to install with some specific invocation that I missed?

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