Fwd: New install, report and questions

Erik Bågfors Zindar at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 09:03:04 UTC 2004

Hi again,

It seems this mail didn't reach the mailinglist. I have no idea why,
maybe I should blame gmail.

Anyway, below is a install report.  I now have a few things to add so
I'll do that here.

* Keyboard,
  I got to select swedish keyboard during the install but that was
only for set outside of X.  Inside X I still had a us-keyboard,
changing a line in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 from "us" to "se" solved

Still the keyboard was pc104 instead of pc105.  With pc104 alt-gr
doesn't work which means I can't write |$\}][{ and a bunch of other
characters.  Changing this in XF86Config from "pc104" to "pc105"
solved that problem as well.

* Computer menu.  I dont particulary like the top menubar, but without
it I can't access the "Computer" menu.  I can access the normal menu
by adding a "main gnome menu" (or whatever it's named) to the panel on
the bottom.  But where is the Computer menu then?

More below......

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Erik Bågfors <zindar at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:36:38 +0200
Subject: New install, report and questions
To: Usuntu users <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>


Just installed ubuntu from the sounder 9 cd.  Everything worked nice.
I've yet to check if all the hardware can be used. I'll get back on

After installation I created another user to test, that one didn't
have admin rights and cannot use sudo.  That user still has all the
root-utilities in the menu, he/she can try to use synaptic but it
doesn't work. The first time I tried I got a question asking for the
users password, then nothing happened, no error message, no nothing.

After that I don't even get asked a password, it just doesn't do anything.

Either that user shouldn't get those items in the menu or there should
be a "you don't have administrative rights"-message showing up when
trying to use them.

Also, is it possible to change the setup for sudo so that instead of
the installer adding the user to /etc/sudoers it could add a group to
it?? That way it would be very easy to make a user an administrator
when creating a new user by simply adding that user to the group.

I think that's doable in sudo.

anyway, installation was really good, quick and painless. I wanted my
computer to talk english with me but I still wanted a swedish keyboard
and that worked just fine, however, I also want swedish spellchecking
and that I didn't get.

I think this is a very common scenario in a multi language environment.

All in all, ubuntu is already a kick-ass distribution and will become
even better.  I can't wait for hoary!!


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