[CentOS] CentOS 8

Fri Apr 9 15:40:40 UTC 2021
Steve Clark <steve.clark at netwolves.com>

On 4/9/21 11:31 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:

On 4/9/21 5:18 AM, Steve Clark via CentOS wrote:

On 4/8/21 3:50 PM, Tony Schreiner wrote:

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 2:33 PM Nicolas Kovacs
<info at microlinux.fr><mailto:info at microlinux.fr><mailto:info at microlinux.fr><mailto:info at microlinux.fr> wrote:

Le 08/04/2021 à 18:58, Steve Clark via CentOS a écrit :

How do I allow root log in on GDM.

tl;dr: you don't.

Log in as a non-root user, and when you do need root, either open up a
and use 'su -' or (even better) setup your user by making your user a
member of
the wheel group and then use sudo.

Logging in to a GUI as root is *BAD* practice.



That said - you can do it, by clicking on "Not listed?" and typing root
into the user field.

Yes I have done that and it immediately comes back to the login screen,
I know I am typing the
correct passwd, because if I botch the passwd I get a message to that

I would not recommend ever using the GUI as the root user .. it creates
keys and items that are very dangerous. (gnome key rings, etc)

You should be able to 'su -' , then use visudo to create a sudo account
for your user.  You can even NOPASSWD your user for using sudo (you may
or may not want to do that .. if someone gains access to your local
account, they could then sudo with no passwd).

But, i have never, ever logged in as root on a GUI account directly on a
machine that I cared about or was keeping live .. just advise, do with
it what you will.

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Turns out that as the intial user I was put into the wheel group so I am able to login and run firewall-config which what this
was about.

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