Cannot login as root on Olivia

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Cannot login as root on Olivia

Post by herbie643 »

When I attempt to login as root, I have set the Login Window > Security > allow local administrator (Checked), I get the message about cannot load/start Ubuntu session.

I have to say this, I have Debian Wheezy installed using the same Home directory and it all works, no problems. Just this one thing that kinda bugs me. I want to login as root so I can set the theme to use as it is not using my theme which is a modified Mint-X theme in /usr/share/themes.
I am a bit anal about the little things. lol

Any ideas?

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Re: Cannot login as root on Olivia

Post by trapperjohn »

root is a different user than your administerative user

The root account is disabled at login. There are hacks. Find 'enable root user login' posts in Ubuntu or Mint.

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