Howto: Login as a root from GUI on Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle
Fedora 17 released and I am posting solution for root lovers who like to login with root. Fedora 17 root login is exactly same like Fedora 10 root login.
WARNING :- Its not at all good to login as root from GUI. It’ DANGEROUS. BUT if some one wants to know that how to login as a root from GUI then follow the instructions.
In Fedora 17 You cannot login as a root from gui. By Default, only Normal users are allowed to login from gui mode.
I Managed to Login as a root from GUI on Fedora 17. Follow these steps and you will able to Login as a root from GUI on Fedora 17
If You want to login as a root from GUI in Fedora 17 then you have to edit something like some files which are located to /etc/pam.d/
Open your Terminal from Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal
Step 1 :- Now Login as a root from your terminal
[fedora17@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux]$ su – root
Step 2:- Now go to your /etc/pam.d/ directory.
[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux]# cd /etc/pam.d/
Then first take a backup of gdm file
cp gdm-password gdm-password.bkp ( always take backup if anything goes wrong you can correct it by original file)
Step 3 :- Now Open gdm file in your favourite editor. I am using vi as my editor.
[root@ tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux pam.d]# vi gdm-password
Find line auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
And change it to ## auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
Step 4 :- Save & Exit From that File.
Step 6 :- Save & Exit from File. Now Logout and Try to Login as a root user. Now you are able to Login as a root user from GUI in Fedora 17.
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