SOLVED: Cinnamon gui root login gone after Update Pack 8

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SOLVED: Cinnamon gui root login gone after Update Pack 8

Postby pjc123 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:13 am

So, Update Pack 8 killed my gui root login capability. There used to be a simple switch in the menus to enable this in the previous version, I believe it was a security tab under "Login Window" or something similar, but it is gone. I tried enabling the root login checkbox, but that didn't work. How do I do it now....and yes I know the issues with logging into root.
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Re: Cinnamon gui root login gone after Update Pack 8

Postby pjc123 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:19 am

SOLVED: Never mind, I finally found it. There are actually two issues:

1) There is yet another checkbox labeled "Automatically select the last logged in user" that needs to be unselected.

2) There is a problem with the default Mint-X Login Theme, at least on my computer. When displayed, it only gives the option to login as a non-root user, then when it is too late, it very briefly displays a pop-up where you can select a different user (but you can't select it because the login process has already started). Changing to the "Clouds" login theme fixed the problem.
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