Ubuntu dapper drake question (running ubuntu-6.06-desktop)

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 21 16:02:34 UTC 2006

Hi Chanchao and folks,

Tks for your advice.  I solved my problem and got the LiveCD connected
to broadband.  I'm now replying the posting on Ubuntu LiveCD.

Regarding setup pppoe connection, I can't make it on System ->
Administration -> networking.  I got it solved by running "pppoeconf"
on root terminal.

Tks again for your assistance.


> Stephen Liu wrote:
> > I have "ubuntu-6.06-desktop-amd64.iso" download and burned on CD. 
> The
> > latter is now working.  
> > 1) I can't find root terminal.  On "Accessories" drop-list only
> users'
> > terminal can be found.  Where can I add root password to su it to
> root
> Ubuntu doesn't have a root terminal. In Ubuntu, the default way of
> doing 
> things is using 'sudo' every time you need to do something that
> requires 
> root privileges.   Everything you ever wanted to know about root, su
> and 
> sudo can be found here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
> Of course, if you really really still want a root terminal then you
> can 
> make one by adding a menu item or a shortcut that does something like
> 'gksudo gnome-terminal'.
> > 2) Where can I connect ADSL broadband in the absence of root
> terminal
> Is this an ADSL modem (USB for example) or a ADSL router that you 
> connect to with a normal LAN cable?  The last one is by far easier to
> connect with.  That you can just set up in the System Menu, then 
> Administration, then Networking.
> > 3) If on root terminal whether to run;
> > 
> > # pppoe-setup/config to establish broadband connection.
> For ADSL modem use, go here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsbAdslModem
> and
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ADSLPPPoE
> In general, for almost all answers on setting up and running Ubuntu,
> the 
> http://wiki.ubuntu.com page is an excellent source of information,
> and 
> very clearly written too.
> Another good approach for 'learning the basics' is to start at the 
> Ubuntu desktop documentation.  (System -> Help ) then look for the 
> Desktop user guide.  It's really very interesting and helpful to
> read.
> Cheers,
> Chanchao

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