Re: Unable To Login As Root
- From: Paul J Gans <gansno@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 01:06:50 +0000 (UTC)
Vahis <waxborg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2011-05-10, Paul J Gans <gansno@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Will Honea <whonea@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Logging in as root is stupid.
Logging in as root in KDE or any other GUI is utmost stupidity.
You do that NEVER in *nix. Period.
Then many procedures beginning with "boot to runlevel 3" are evil ;-)
The qualifier here is "unless you know why you need to and understand the
risks" for #1 - not needed for 2 and 3 as they are complete as is. #1 is
rarely needed because there is usually another way - but not always.
Agreed. There are times when I need to do massive reordering of
files in directories and I need to be root and I need to have
multiple workspaces open.
The simplest thing for me is to log in as root. Of course I need
to do this about once every two years and I think I know what I'm
doing -- and I still back everything up first.
Of course I can do this while only locally sudo'ing to root, but
that's more prone to error.
I'm assuming that you are using a GUI file manager there?
Sometimes I need to do something like that.
Then I go root in terminal and run konqueror.
I split the windows horizontally and vertically the way I need them
as many times as needed and open as many tabs as I need.
There are other ways to do it but I like konqueror as file manager and
this way only the needed application is run by root, not the whole
That's true and a good way to operate.
--- Paul J. Gans
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