31 thoughts on “Login as a root from GUI Fedora 13”

  1. Thanks much

    I had root login working on a Fedora 11 LXDE workstation (very handy for FTP remote fixes). Machine went south and I ‘forgotted’ how I got it to work. this tip did the trick, only difference for Fedora 11 is the lxde file is named lxdm in that iteration.

    thanks again

  2. hi.i sign in as root in fedora15 but when i try ro ./configure
    its prompt :permission denied.how can i fix this problem

  3. Great if its working.

    I have tried Red Hat Linux 6.2 Beta it is already allow to login as root we don’t need to do anything. Which beta release you have tried?

  4. Thanks 4 ur root user log in information….
    It helped me successfully in my work…& It works properly…Great

  5. To save file in vi Press ESC then Press (:) type wq and hit Enter, If you want to save it forcefully then instead of wq press wq! and hit Enter.

    Hope it helps you.

  6. Hello Nadim,

    1) In Fedora and All Linux, You have to Install Packages by root only. If You dont want to install it as a root then you have to configure sudo. I suggest you that You install packages only as a root and Just Run those applications as User. Just make sure that you don’t do any mistake while root or sudo access because it may destory your system.
    2) XAMPP is additional Utility for Apache MySQL and PHP but If there is no particular requirement for XAMPP then You can get Apache MySQL and PHP packages in Fedora DVD it self so for this you don’t need any extra utility
    3) What Kind of applications you want to install and what kind of tools you required ? Please tell me in detail.

  7. Hello Tejas Barot. Thx for your input.

    Yes I can log in as root now. I saw the “other” before you replied and did try to login as root from there but couldn’t. In fact I have a French keyboard and when entering the password, the “USA” keyboard was active (taskbar below on the screen); hence couldn’t log in. When I changed it to French layout, I could log in as root. Good I’m learning. And thx to people like you to provide tutorials and help.

    I’ve installed a copy of Fedora 13 with Gnome Desktop. I’ve downloaded another copy of Fedora 13 with LXDE – I’ll format my harddisk for a fresh install with LXDE now that I’ve “played” with Fedora (and installed many packages, etc… – I’ll be installing XAMPP probably among other development tools…)

    Gimme a piece of advice: Do I need to install these web development packages / applications as root or do i install them as the user i’ll be logging in ?


    p.s.: where can i find a list of web development applications / tools for Linux ?

  8. Hi Nadim,

    Yes, You are right. Root will not be displayed on Login Screen. This is because of security reasons. But Instead of Root you will find something called “Other” Just Enter over there and Enter root as your user name and enter your root password. THat’t it you will able to login.

    But to login as a root from gui you have to follow some steps. Those steps i have mentioned on the same post which you have added comment.

    This is great that you are using Gedit, But if you are developer then in Linux there are So many Applications (IDE) available on Linux.
    1) Netbeans
    2) Fedora Eclipse
    3) Kompozer

    If you are willing to purchase then you can go for ZendStudio

  9. Hello. I’m a newbie in Linux – just installed Fedora 13 yesterday (sunday).. and it’s the first time i’m going to use Linux (was using Windows 2003 Server as a Web Developer) – I will be developing and testing in Linux/Fedora as from now 🙂

    I did exactly what you wrote above, except that I used gEdit instead of vi. But still I do not have a user “Root” listed when logging in. I only have the only user I created when installing Fedora 13.

    Any suggestions ?

    Thx, Nadim (Mauritius)

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  11. Hello,

    Boot your fedora 13 into single user mode. and remove gdm RPM and install that rpm from your media (DVD)

    hope that helps…..

    Let me know for further queries

  12. I recently installed Fedora Core 13 Beta and was trying to solve the issue you posted about here.

    Following the steps you list resulted in root AND Normal users getting a “Permission Denied” response when attempting to login with GUI.

    Restoring gdm-password, fixed the issue and allows Normal users to login but still cannot login as root.

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