Unable to authenticate root user in Linux Fedora 10 and 11

Fedora is a Linux operating system

Unable to authenticate root user in Linux Fedora 10 and 11

Unable to authenticate root user in Fedora 10 and 11

Fedora is a Linux operating system which is free to use,modify and distribute and this FOSS(Free Open Source Software) developed by red hat Inc.From Fedora Version 1 to Fedora 9 the developers provided permission to Login as root user but in fedora 10 and 11 it is disabled.

To perform root user Login follow this step

  1. Login as normal user
  2. Open Console or Terminal
  3. Type "su" without quote for Super User action
  4. Then type your root password
  5. After verifying your password type "vi /etc/pam.d/gdm" without quotation
  6. In the second line you will see like this something
    • auth required pam_uscceed_if.so user != root quiet
    • Comment it out by putting a # sign in front like this
    • #auth required pam_uscceed_if.so user != root quiet
  7. Save gdm file
  8. Type "vi /etc/pam.d/gdm-password
  9. In the second line you will see like this something
    • auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
    • Comment it out by putting a # sign in front like this
    • #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet
  10.  Then Save gdm-password file
  11. Reboot and enjoy root login

Disclaimer :  Please do it on your own risk. Technology Innovation is not responsible for your hardware/software failure.

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