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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 20:43:09 -0400
On Wednesday 12 August 2015 07:13:39 pm Felix Miata wrote:
> 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
> vga=788
> 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.

Well,  I haven't decided that it'll be the *only* DM at this point,  but odds are that I'll probably end up using it a good bit more than others,  which I'm finding limiting.
> AFAIR, I created zero ordinary users until quite some time after installation
> was over and I had rebooted several times.

I guess I didn't know what to expect when I installed it.  With me being used to Slackware,  I guess I was hoping that the installation software would prompt me for some of the choices,  when it turned out it didn't.  And I've seen since then a bit about how to make some of those choices with command-line arguments to the installer and similar,  but I didn't know that those would be necessary.

Back to reading the fine manual,  I guess.    :-)

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