Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2008 18:14 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.5 has been released. "System Updater tool: keeps system & PBIs up to date; sound detection program! Uses XML backend to identify and load modules; amd64 build of 1.5, including PBIs that are on our auto-build server; PBI icon preview library, now a PBI file shows the embedded icon on your desktop, not the generic 'PBI' format icon; Xorg 7.3; KDE 3.5.8; FreeBSD 6.3 Release."
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RE: Almost there, but not quite...
by Doc Pain on Thu 13th Mar 2008 21:24 UTC in reply to "Almost there, but not quite..."
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

It looks good, but switching to root isn't like in Linux is it? I remeber seeing something about going to root that I didn't like. Oh ya it is Root cannot be directly logged onto by default, but you can use "su -" in konsole.


Thgis is well intended.

You can, of course, bypass this means of system (and individual) security by setting automatic login for root plus X startup. It is not advised to run X as root, or run "ordinary stuff" as root.

You can, without any problem, login as root at the text mode console and run startx with your desired settings (see .xinitrc), or use "su -" from Konsole within X.

Final note: You can use the sudo command (pkg_add -r sudo if needed) to prefix your commands that you wish to run as root. But please note that there are very very few settings where something needs to be done as root - usually system setup procedures and maintenance require these privileges, and, maybe, excessive network monitoring. :-)

And I may repeat: It is intended this way. Bypassing means of security to increase individual feelings of comfortability is not the default way of doing things in BSD world.

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