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Date:      Thu, 12 Oct 1995 09:23:27 -0500
From:      Mark Tinguely <>
Subject:   Re: Can't login to root from X
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>  I have succesfully booted X by logging into my personal account.
>  However, I cannot login to root.
>  My root password is NULL.

X uses psuedo-ttys. By default, your the psuedo-tty are not set to be "secure".
If you really want to open up the ability for someone to login into the root
account from a network port, add the word "secure" to the ttypx in

My advice is to log into the account as you and "su" to root. the root
account is not for logging into from either network or console.


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