Install and post-install questions
mtbeedee at gmail.com
Wed May 18 12:52:56 UTC 2005
On 5/18/05, simi <simi_id at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello again,
> I'm a newbie in Ubuntu. Finally I managed to install UBUNTU 5.04 without any
> problems and I have some post install questions:
> 1. If I make in a propriety window some changes, how can I revert to default
> settings or previously settings ? Because pressing Close button or the upper
> X it will not skip the changes.
Press Cancel? That should cancel the changes
> 2. What is the default root password ? Cause by default is booting with the
> created guest account. Why doesn't start by default as root ? Where to
> change root password ? This mean that anyone can use root or what ?
There is none. The root account is disabled by default. Using the
machine as root it a bad idea. Use sudo to do things you think you
need root for.
> 3. Why I can't login as root in Gnome ?
> 4. Save Current Setup when logging out ... what does this mean ? What is
> saving ?
gnome saves which windows are open and then reopens them when logging
back in. That is if the program cooperates...
> 5. How can I set not to start in Gnome ? To boot directly into console not X
go to a terminal and remove the gdm start script in /etc/rc2.d
> 6. How to install kernel source files ? Cause I need to install my NForce2
> drivers and the installer need to compile a new kernel and does not find
> kernel sources.
check ubuntuguide.org for how to install nvidia drivers. They have a
> 7. Is there a Midnight Commander alternative ?
Applications > System Tools > File Browser
I am not familiar with midnight commander, but it's a file manager
thing right? That should be a replacement.
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