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

From: "Roy J. Tellason, Sr." <rtellason@...>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:17:34 -0400
On Wednesday 12 August 2015 05:56:09 pm Lisi Reisz wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 August 2015 19:16:22 Roy J. Tellason, Sr. wrote:
> > 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?
> It is a question asked during the install. 
> As far as I can remember, having a root log-in is default, but you are offered 
> the chance to refuse.  But I have only installed Jessie twice, so may be 
> misremebering it, because that is certainly what happens in Wheezy.  But I 
> certainly had no problem installing with root.

It may be that it asked me if I wanted a root login to be created during the install process,  is that what you're talking about?
> How, with what, and with what .iso, did you install?

The DVD I used is in the drive at the moment,  I was looking over some doc files.  It's the first one you can download for the 8.1 release.

I'd downloaded 7.0 a while back (hard to believe that it's been a couple of years already!) and tried to install that one on my workbench computer,  which was not successful.  That machine has Slackware, Ubuntu,  and a couple of others on it that I was taking a look at.  Then I downloaded 8.0 more recently,  and tried to install on this workstation on my desk,  but I ran into some issue or other,  I can't recall just what offhand.  Thankfully I had also downloaded a "live" DVD and booting into that one and using the install option there worked.

I managed to trash my first install pretty good,  and had to re-install.  The second one also went fine,  and I then proceeded to install a number of software packages that I want to get to know and to use.  One of the first was mc,  I'm just used to using it.   :-)  Also some CAD packages and assorted other technical stuff.  So I'm at the point where I'd really rather not have to go through all that again.

I selected several desktop environments so I could evaluate them and see what they were like,  figuring that I'd add TDE to the mix.  I just haven't gotten around to that yet.

I'm used to booting into a textmode console on my machines,  and doing "startx" to get a GUI going.  The default here seems to be to boot into the GUI,  and I don't recall being offered a choice about that,  either.  I know how to go in and fiddle with inittab,  but now I'm reading that this setup uses something else entirely,  so I've gotta figure that one out too.  I'm also used to being able to log in as root,  and use a GUI as that user,  and that hasn't worked out as well as I'd hoped either.  At this point I can select a number of different desktop environments with the GUI login screen as a regular user,  but logging into a text console as root and then doing startx I am stuck with Xfce,  which I find limiting.  The darn games don't even seem to work!

I do have my network shares mounted,  which is strange because I see a failure indicated during the boot process,  yet they're all there.

TDE is pretty high up on my list,  as I'm used to KDE 3.x,  which is what I'm using now on this laptop,  with Slackware 12.1 under the hood.  Can you tell I'm not usually in any big hurry to upgrade?   :-)

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