You need to modify two files to enable root login via GDM (Gnome Display Manager) which is the default display manager on Debian 6. First edit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf and add the following line: AllowRoot=true under the security options i.e. under the [security] tag. Then comment out the following line in /etc/pam.d/gdm3 auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root You should then be able to login as root via GDM.
This post discusses the D-Bus interface to the GNOME Shell and Cinnamon and shows you how a simple command line tool called cinnamon-tool can be used to enable or disable Cinnamon extensions via D-Bus.
In a recent blog, Tyler Nichols recounts his experience with his freemium Letter from Santa website. Over 120,000 unique visitors created 50,000 plus free letters to kids. Paying customers received a higher resolution letter, a personalized envelope, and a door hanger. Nichols found free customers were higher maintenance and more demanding than the paying customers. A small number of paying customers asked questions while hundreds of free ones did. And when following up with a email, paying customers never flagged his emails as spam, while many free customers did and actually complained. His experience reflects my own experience with giving
This post demonstrates how to write you own code to handle tooltips in the GNOME Shell.
Clement Lefebvre, lead developer of the excellent Linux Mint distribution, has started working on a fork of the GNOME Shell called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2. Unlike MATE, which is a fork of GNOME 2 that is compatible with GNOME 3, Cinnamon is only a fork of the GNOME Shell and not a fork of GNOME 3. The emphasis is to be on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience. Why fork the GNOME Shell you may ask? According to Lefebvre, the reason is