How to enable gnome root account on Debian (Squeeze)

By default on a fresh Debian 6 installation gnome root login is disabled.
To enable the account follow the steps:

  1. Launch the terminal.
  2. Open the file /etc/pam.d/gdm3 with super user privileges
  3. Comment out the fifth line: auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success

    #%PAM-1.0
    auth requisite pam_nologin.so
    auth required pam_env.so readenv=1
    auth required pam_env.so readenv=1 envfile=/etc/default/locale
    #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
    @include common-auth
    auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so
    @include common-account
    session required pam_limits.so
    @include common-session
    session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start
    @include common-password

  4. Save the file and reboot the system

Login as root enabled.

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