[CentOS] Lost my menu options again - KDE messes with Gnome?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Oct 3 14:14:48 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 23:00 +0900, Dave Gutteridge wrote:
> > You should never login to GUI as root. Never as in not ever.
> Okay. Out of curiosity, why not?
long standing policy of least privileges necessary. KDE wouldn't allow
it at all. Way too much software inadequately audited for security
issues and you could clobber anything.
> > If you want to test your theory as more general, create a new user and
> > log in as that user (you can delete the user and his files/home
> > directory easily, later).
> I'd like to try this, but for some reason, I can't get a new user going.
> I create the user like this:
> [root at localhost ~]# adduser -ppassword -m roger
> But when I try to log in at the GUI prompt to get into Gnome, it always
> password incorrect. Am I creating the user wrong?
useradd -p PASSWORD -m roger
          ^ needs a  ^
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                     | what are you trying to accomplish here?


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