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linux_root [2018/03/08 18:21]
ktm5j created
linux_root [2020/08/27 15:44]
pgh5a
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-====== Can I have root? ======+==== Can I have root privileges on my desktop? ====
  
 Due to security concerns, we do not issue Linux root access to students by default. We will be happy to give you ownership of /usr/local and /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf so you are able to compile and install Linux programs locally and modify your display settings. In the case that a software installer requires root access, we'll install those packages for you - simply download them and send email to root, noting the location of the packages and any non-default build flags you would like used. Due to security concerns, we do not issue Linux root access to students by default. We will be happy to give you ownership of /usr/local and /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf so you are able to compile and install Linux programs locally and modify your display settings. In the case that a software installer requires root access, we'll install those packages for you - simply download them and send email to root, noting the location of the packages and any non-default build flags you would like used.
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 In general, we prefer that root access only be used in cases where the user needs to be updating system source (and running code) on a regular basis as part of their work. In general, we prefer that root access only be used in cases where the user needs to be updating system source (and running code) on a regular basis as part of their work.
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-These guidelines also apply to personal (privately owned) systems which are set up in the department on a [semi-]permanent basis (ie, not just a laptop or other portable); they are based on our duty to secure and protect our network, not our desire to take over your machine. 
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