low-hanging fruit

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon Aug 20 16:36:35 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 12:13 -0400, Jon Nettleton wrote:
> What if instead of disabling the root account in gdm, we change root's
> default session.  Rather than a feature complete gnome-session, we
> actually run a fullscreen interface much like firstboot that gives
> access to common administrator functionality,  Setup Network, Add
> Users, Display config, etc etc.  Maybe give access to a terminal as
> well. 
> Hopefully, this would discourage normal users from just using root,
> but will give a fall back gui to do super user tasks.

I think this would be really cool as a way of providing some "save
myself" types of things.


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