Network on new hoary install

Vram lamsokvr at xprt.net
Thu Oct 13 06:17:57 BST 2005


On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 00:53 -0400, 'Forum Post wrote:
> mlomker Wrote: 
> > If you're an old-hand at linux then I'd just start by editing the
> > /etc/network/interfaces file and do everything from the command-line. 
> > You can figure out the GUI problem(s) later.
> 
> And what about us who are not "old hands"?  I am evaluating Ubuntu on
> it's premise that it is indeed "linux for human beings", and most
> humans don't get around BASH or command lines very easily.
> 
> 
> 
> When I cannot log into system tools and make necessary adjustments and
> when my root password fails to get me where I need to go, unless I am a
> command line expert, this fails to meet the standard proposed above,
> doesn't it?  I certainly cannot pass this off to my Mother-in-law as a
> better OS - Windows makes her twitch as it is - she would have a worse
> time with ubuntu at this point (though it looks nice, to be sure).
> 
> 


It is the mindset of Ubuntu

root account is no enabled by default

type  

sudo root passwd
It will ask for your <user> password

then give it the new password for root

confirm root passwd

NOW you have a root account and can su...

Be Happy


Vram




> 
> I wasn't in the mood to flush ubuntu, but I might - If I wanted to
> spend the time touch-typing my way around, I'd just get regular
> Debian.
> 
> 
> 
> There is definitely room for improvement, and I think it is worth the
> attempt.
> 
> 
> -- 
> mgould
> 





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