You should not be able to login as root.
You should use sudo.
I guess you wonder why it is great. Ans. Because it reduces errors as long as user does not concurrently use the web. Root passwords are confidential.
imagine in command mode doing a rm *~ and the user sneezes or his hand shakes and it ends up with rm * ~
Its very hard to do big damage with GUI, and it is much easier to avoid mistakes.
Naturally, the regular user can be added to group root, which is not really blockable via pam.
In conclusion, you don't give a five year old the keys to the car and tell him to drive. By the same token, you control who has root access in GUI mode.
Sudo is another open door. Every distribution I have used allows sudo su
Leslie, please don't recommend people log in graphically as root. It is highly insecure and not to be advised in any case for any reason. Fedora is not designed to encourage this.
1. the oldUI code was not cleanly separated from the backend, they were pretty much tied together.
2. the old UI kinda sucked. I mean, it wasn't good. Re-doing it has been on the table for a while. Just because the new UI has some teething problems doesn't mean the old one exactly cured cancer - tell me http://media.if-not-true-then-false....ation-type.png is a great screen, for instance (lots of people got *used* to it, but take a step back and tell me it's an awesome screen). Or the screen you got when you clicked on 'Change device' on http://media.if-not-true-then-false....oot-loader.png (sadly not pictured in that walkthrough), that was awesome. Or my favourite giant ball of win, and pretty much where Mo started seriously looking at the installer design: https://fedoraproject.org/w/uploads/...enshot_f14.png .
If you read through the archives of Mo's blog at http://blog.linuxgrrl.com/category/fedora/anaconda/ , which I really highly recommend doing, you can see where a lot of the newUI design came from, and a lot of the problems Mo identified in the old design. It's not just redesign for redesign's sake. The post on creating a RAID /home is particularly interesting when it comes to the new partitioning approach - http://blog.linuxgrrl.com/2011/12/14...g-ui-thus-far/ .
BO$$ - always grabbing on to one easily demonstrated false assumption and running with it. :rolleyes:
Now he got mad and quit his job. At least Greg H found out this wonderful distro called Archlinux, smart man!