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When I sign into my CDE as root on Solaris 9, Gnome automatically pops up on top of the CDE. Trying to get rid of this phenomenom, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Mike...

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    When I sign into my CDE as root on Solaris 9, Gnome automatically pops
    up on top of the CDE. Trying to get rid of this phenomenom, any
    suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Mike
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    On 30 Sep 2003, Mike R. wrote:
     

    Don't log into CDE (or GNOME) as root.

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    Rich Teer <com> wrote in message news:<Pine.GSO.4.44.0309301438110.29865-100000zaphod>... 
    >
    > Don't log into CDE (or GNOME) as root.[/ref]

    Well Rich thanks for the suggestion, but since I am a student just
    getting into the Unix world I was looking for a little more info about
    this.
    Mike Guest

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    com (Mike R.) writes: 
    >>
    >> Don't log into CDE (or GNOME) as root.[/ref]
    >
    >Well Rich thanks for the suggestion, but since I am a student just
    >getting into the Unix world I was looking for a little more info about
    >this.[/ref]

    You don't need any more info. Don't do that. Routinely logging on as
    root and running a window manager is the first step on the road to a
    bunch of woe you really don't need. Especially if you are "a student
    just getting into the Unix world".

    --
    "The road to Paradise is through Intercourse."
    The uk.transport FAQ; http://www.huge.org.uk/transport/FAQ.html
    [email me at huge [at] huge [dot] org [dot] uk]


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    In article <google.com>,
    Mike R. <com> wrote: 

    <URL:http://www.cse.psu.edu/~groenvel/root-shell.html>
    | My argument assumes that system administrators spend most of their
    | time running interactively as some non-privileged user and only run as
    | root for essential tasks. Unfortunately, a new generation system
    | administrators particularly from the Microsoft Windows and to a
    | certain degree, the free PC UNIX worlds spend 100% of their time
    | running interactively as the system privileged user (one system; one
    | user, the system privileged user.) This belies the fact that most
    | software was not written to be executed by privileged users. It also
    | runs counter to the premise that the more time you spend running
    | interactively as privileged user, the more opportunity for you to make
    | serious mistakes which can cause down-time and maybe your job. In the
    | secure programming community there is a mantra, "run with the least
    | privilege, in the least amount code, for the least amount of time." If
    | you consider the shell as just another programmer's interface, then
    | you'd be wise to limit your time spent there as root.

    John
    org
    John Guest

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