Category Archives: Debian

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 user != root quiet_success

    auth requisite
    auth required readenv=1
    auth required readenv=1 envfile=/etc/default/locale
    #auth required user != root quiet_success
    @include common-auth
    auth optional
    @include common-account
    session required
    @include common-session
    session optional auto_start
    @include common-password

  4. Save the file and reboot the system

Login as root enabled.