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#1 2006-05-12 13:54:11

tafsen
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Registered: 2006-05-03
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I can't login at KDE control center

When I type in my user pw when I try to login to admin mode it tells me that it's the wrong pw.  I have installed sudo and got rid of the root login, so I suspect that what's happening here is that KDE is trying to login with the root pw that doesn't excist. 

How can I change KDE to use sudo instead?

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#2 2006-05-13 08:16:06

tafsen
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Re: I can't login at KDE control center

Anyone, please?

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#3 2006-05-13 11:28:41

unixguru
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Re: I can't login at KDE control center

I don't think kde can work with sudo. You can start all admin mode apps from a sudoed konsole. Anyways why do you want to disable the root account completely, arch is not ubuntu you know.

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#4 2006-05-13 11:28:52

McQueen
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Registered: 2006-03-20
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Re: I can't login at KDE control center

You might ask the Kubuntu team. I know they tried to implement this (and had fits getting it to work properly). I'm not sure of their current progress, but it would be a good resource to check out on this issue.


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#5 2006-05-13 13:43:46

tafsen
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Re: I can't login at KDE control center

unixguru wrote:

I don't think kde can work with sudo. You can start all admin mode apps from a sudoed konsole. Anyways why do you want to disable the root account completely, arch is not ubuntu you know.

Isn't it more secure to disable the root account?

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#6 2006-05-13 16:29:23

Snarkout
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Registered: 2005-11-13
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Re: I can't login at KDE control center

Have you tried launching it with sudo kcontrol?


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#7 2006-05-13 16:34:36

Snarkout
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Re: I can't login at KDE control center

tafsen wrote:
unixguru wrote:

I don't think kde can work with sudo. You can start all admin mode apps from a sudoed konsole. Anyways why do you want to disable the root account completely, arch is not ubuntu you know.

Isn't it more secure to disable the root account?

Not if your solution is giving your user sudo privs to (ALL).  Sudo does have some very valid uses, but a strong root password is a lot better than a regular or weak strength user password (and let's face it, most are) that allows you sudo -i (or whatever permutation of that you like).  Root level priv is the same, whether gained by cracking root's password, or cracking a user password that allows priv escalation.


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