Activating Root Account in Fedora 12


The procedure of Activation of Root account in Fedora 12 defers from other fedora distributions & can be possible by following the easy steps.

  • Logged in as any non root user & open Terminal.
  • Write “su” & press Enter, then enter the root password.
  • Then open /etc/pam.d/gdm in gedit.
  • gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm
  • Block the following line using ‘#’ sign in front of it.
  • auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
  • Save the file & exit.
  • Then open /etc/pam.d/gdm-password in gedit.
  • gedit /etc/pam.d/gdm-password
  • Block the following line using ‘#’ sign in front of it
  • auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
  • Save the file & exit.

That’s all. Logged out from current non root account & Now you can log in as root in Fedora 12.

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