Enable root login on Debian 6 and 7

 

Note:
You will need the root password for this set of commands.

 

Step1:

Login to a user account.

Step2:

Open a terminal window and enter the following. This will open a nano tex editor window in the terminal.

su root
nano /etc/pam.d/gdm3

Step3:

Now open the file /etc/pam.d/gdm3 and comment out the line, see the example if you do not know how to comment out a line.

BEFORE
auth   required        pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
AFTER
#auth   required        pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success

 

Press Crtl-X to close the file. 

Press Y to save your changes.

Press enter to save changes to the same file name.

Reboot.

I hope this is helping some of you, because root is not allowed to login on a fresh Debian 6 installation.

 

 

credits:

http://www.pathin.org/tutorials/debian-6-howto-enable-gnome-root-login-on-debian-6-squeeze/

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