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Bug 589934 - gdm doesn't allow root login
Summary: gdm doesn't allow root login
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 512226
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-07 10:41 UTC by Stefan Assmann
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-07 17:44:38 UTC
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Description Stefan Assmann 2010-05-07 10:41:52 UTC
Description of problem:
After the installation the root user cannot login because gdm doesn't seem to allow root login. However I didn't see any option to create a user account in anaconda. Besides root login is allowed in kdm.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install
2. try to login as root in gdm
Actual results:
cannot login as root with gdm

Expected results:
allow root login with gdm

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-07 12:58:42 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2010-05-07 17:44:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 512226 ***

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