Login as root using gnome 2 shell (fallback) hangs when loggin in, but other users login just fine in Ubuntu 12.04

Bug #991921 reported by Mark Jones on 2012-04-30
This bug affects 1 person
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lightdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I come to the login screen, with its list of users, I select "other" and type "root" and then give the password, nothing happens. All the other users accounts I can log into without any problem. I am using Gnome 2 (gnome 2 fallback session) with ubuntu 12.04 precise. I can use su root ok though, in another users desktop from a terminal. And why does Appearances not give me the faciltiy to download and install new Gnome Art themes any more? Are the two problems connected? Any help would be appreciated.

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shankao (shankao) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in lightdm.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

affects: ubuntu → lightdm (Ubuntu)
tags: added: precise
shankao (shankao) wrote :

Does your system has an actual root user account?
Note that ubuntu does not have one by default, and relies to "sudo" to execute privileged commands. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for lightdm (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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