Bug 17486 - Cannot Login as root
Summary: Cannot Login as root
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
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Reported: 2000-09-14 01:00 UTC by Bill Igoe
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-14 02:03:11 UTC
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Description Bill Igoe 2000-09-14 01:00:14 UTC
Using gnome I cannot login as root....I can login my user account..
If I change the system to KDE I can login as root..So I know my password.

When I attempt to login as root, the screen flicker a split second and 
returns to the password screen.  I noticed that this same bug is reported 
in www.gnome.org.

Are there any solutions/fixes?

Appreciate any help,

Bill Igoe

Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2000-10-16 15:51:05 UTC
try holding down Ctrl and Shift when hitting enter in the login screen.  You can
then select either a default session or deefault settings.  That should help.

BTW, you should generally try to log in as a user in X, rather then root, if

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