SOLVED: Cinnamon gui root login gone after Update Pack 8

Archived topics about LMDE 1
Forum rules
pjc123
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:13 pm

SOLVED: Cinnamon gui root login gone after Update Pack 8

Postby pjc123 » 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.
Last edited by pjc123 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:21 am, edited 2 times in total.

pjc123
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:13 pm

Re: Cinnamon gui root login gone after Update Pack 8

Postby pjc123 » 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.


Return to “Archive”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests