Ubuntu Security :: 9.10 X64 Can't Login As Root

Aug 9, 2010

I've recently installed 64bit version of ubuntu 9.10 but the GDMsetup doesn't seem to be working as it was in 9.04 i mean to say when you type gdmsetup at console the login window pops up where i can check the check-box "Allow local administrator log in" under security tab. to enable login as root. since it is not working i've to type password every time when i install a package or create a folder in root directory or mount a drive which is quite irritating how can i login as root in gui mode etc... also is there some syntax which i can put into /etc/gdm/custom.conf so i can log in as root....

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Sep 8, 2009

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Apr 12, 2011

I got this from a website (cant remember URL).

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Code:
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Apr 4, 2009

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