Bug 425865 - Root login warning
Summary: Root login warning
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-16 22:16 UTC by jmw
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:31 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:31:38 UTC

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Description jmw 2007-12-16 22:16:03 UTC
Description of problem:
Feature, new to Fedora.  System displays a warning message that root log-in is a
"privileged user" account, and displays an option to 'continue' or 'quit'.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot-up
2. At greeter, enter user name 'root', enter root password
Actual results:
See a warning message 'this is a privileged user account' (words to that effect)
and 'continue', 'quit' buttons.

Expected results:
Once 'root' and root password are entered, go directly to root account.

Additional info:
This extra login step did not appear in Fedora 4, 5, 6, or 7.  Yes, we all know
that logging-in as root is not recommended.  Nevertheless, this extra warning is
pointless, annoying, and in-the-way.  So far, it seems there isn't a simple way
to remove it from F8.  With this avuncular 'warning', Fedora begins to look more
like Microsoft.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 09:02:01 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:31:38 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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