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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: systemd alt-f9: why is there an open root shell? [Solved] Reply with quote

I have my box with gnome 3.12 installed and therefore with systemd. Perhaps not necessarily germane, but gdm is enabled.

Why is a root shell available on the virtual terminal on F9? This doesn't seem like the most secure thing in the world. Luckily I lock my doors when I go out :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that might be the debug shell, it's a service intended to troubleshoot early boot problems

try running systemctl status debug-shell
if the service is running just disable it:
systemctl disable debug-shell
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was it, thanks!
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