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#1 2019-12-12 23:39:22

Skaperen
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Registered: 2013-06-15
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can xfce run as root?

i would like to know if xfce can run as root and how safe it is considered to be, relative to the general issue of running as root.

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#2 2019-12-13 01:01:11

CwF
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Registered: 2018-01-28
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Re: can xfce run as root?

It can. I had a complete desktop on debian jessie for root. The last time I logged on, in buster now, I had to change a few things, but fine here. I semi-maintain it just because, I don't use it anymore. Sound might not work, you need to tweak that.

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#3 2019-12-15 03:22:03

Skaperen
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Re: can xfce run as root?

do you know of any possible security issues, such as while examining some user files, they could trick something into doing something unsafe?

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#4 2019-12-16 16:46:32

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Re: can xfce run as root?

I don't look at it that way, I don't think there is a compelling reason to be root in a DE, so I'm not concerned. For me, permission issues are solved and a user can do everything. It seems there is a push to make root go away, then there are still distros that login as root.

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