Fedora Tweaks: Enable Root Login via GUI, Install mp3 codecs and VLC

Enabling Root Login Via GDM:

REMEMBER: Logging as root gives you godlike powers on a Linux system. Changes you make using this user can break your system. So it’s highly recommended you don’t login as root unless you’re certain about what you’re up to.

On Fedora 15, open “/etc/pam.d/gdm” and uncomment this line:

auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

And then open “/etc/pam.d/gdm-password” and uncomment this line:

auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

Logout and try logging in as root.

Installing Mp3 Codecs and VLC:

Fedora by default doesn’t distribute many apps. So we have to use some external repos. RPM Fusion is one of the most popular RPM repo. First we enable it:

Then we install VLC:


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