Re: Vote for new Ubuntu Feature
- From: "Jeffrey F. Bloss" <jbloss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 18:29:15 -0500
I am not Linux illiterate, I have used Mandrake 8.2 and 9.1 for about
three years on my old box. In Mandrake you just add the root to the
list of login users in the control panel. Root would show up on login
then. I take it that Ubuntu doesn't have this feature?
Yes, but it's almost never necessary and generally considered a bad
practice. Most users will never need a root account that can be
directly logged into at all. The default is to set roots password to
'*' in /etc/shadow and it should be left that way if possible, because
at least with earlier versions of some distributions even enabling and
disabling root login temporarily can cause serious problems.
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