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    Install Fedora on Xserve, part IV

    4elements | web design The Hague blog • Install Fedora on Xserve, part IV

    Tuning: Fedora 11 on my xserve1,1 (model 2006)

    - Update the system software, this includes the kernel. Be aware that when you upgrade the kernel you need to change your grub.conf. I updated my kernel to 2.6.29.6.213.fc11.x86_64 so I changed linux /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64 and initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64.img to the new kernel version.

    - I also like to login into the root account. (instead of my normal user account)

    Step 1: We need to edit some files for this to be happen.
    Open your terminal and go into root by 'su root' enter your root password

    Backup your gdm first:
    cp -a /etc/pam.d/gdm /etc/pam.d/gdm.org

    Now edit /etc/pam.d/gdm:
    nano /etc/pam.d/gdm

    Remove the following line:
    auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quite
    (control+o is save and control+x is close)

    Step 2: We need an other file to be edited:

    Backup your gdm-password first:
    cp -a /etc/pam.d/gdm-password /etc/pam.d/gdm-password.org

    Now edit /etc/pam.d/gdm-password:
    nano /etc/pam.d/gdm-password

    Remove the following line:
    auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quite
    (control+o is save and control+x is close)

    Step 3: We need an other file to be edited:

    Backup your gdm-fingerprint first:
    cp -a /etc/pam.d/gdm-fingerprint /etc/pam.d/gdm-fingerprint.org

    Now edit /etc/pam.d/gdm-fingerprint:
    nano /etc/pam.d/gdm-fingerprint

    Remove the following line:
    auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quite
    (control+o is save and control+x is close)

    Now you are able to switch user and login as root.

    martijn broeders

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