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Re: [trinity-users] Running GUI programs as root in 14

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:13:39 -0400
Roy J. Tellason, Sr. composed on 2015-08-12 14:16 (UTC-0400):

> Lisi Reisz wrote:

>> I have always installed Debian with root enabled.  This may make a
>> difference.

> I don't remember ever being offered that option when I installed.  Nor a
> few other things that I was used to,  like being able to configure my
> network as opposed to the installation just using DHCP because it found
> DHCP on the network.   :-(

> Where is this option available?  Or was I supposed to install with some
> specific invocation that I missed?

I don't know those answers, but I have 97%+ fixed IP installations regardless
of distro here, and nearly always installations are via HTTP. This is from
the installer's syslog from the Jessie installation I referred to upthread:

Jul 11 03:02:18 kernel: [    0.000000] Command line: expert net.ifnames=0
ipv6.disable=1 netcfg/disable_dhcp=true netcfg/get_hostname=myhost
hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false tasks=standard
base-installer/install-recommends=false nosplash splash=0 DEBIAN_FRONTEND=gtk

Unless I edited it on the fly, which I do not remember now a month later,
that cmdline resulted from a Grub (Legacy) stanza I created after reading
Debian network installation instructions. Key to avoiding DHCP at the outset
is the inclusion of netcfg/disable_dhcp=true while tasks=standard and
base-installer/install-recommends=false are about preventing litter from
other desktops' deps on a system intended to have TDE as its only DM.

AFAIR, I created zero ordinary users until quite some time after installation
was over and I had rebooted several times.
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