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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Issues on Squeeze

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:43:29 -0400
On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 9:18 PM, Ed Hurst <eddie@...> wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:56:22 -0500, Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
> wrote:
>>> KDM -- won't allow me to shut down, reboot or much of anything else
>>> except login.
>> I noticed this when installing with KDE4 already there. I didn't try
>> with a preinstalled GNOME or LXDE. I fixed it by doing a minimal
>> install of Debian with no gui, then installing via apt-get.
> I still use GNOME for certain purposes, so that's not an option right now.

You can always install GNOME after. Of course, you'd have to hassle
with backing up your settings and docs first.

>>> Kdesu -- refuses to accept my root password. I have to jack around to
>>> setup the X auth for root using the commandline.
>> Does kdesudo work? If you selected to turn off root logins when
>> installing, kdesu may not work.
> I didn't setup sudo because I hate it, and I never need kdesudo. I'm hoping
> someone can find out why kdesu won't accept the root password when I need to
> configure something which requires Admin mode.

Yeah, unprotected sudo isn't very safe, but if kdesu doesn't work,
you'll have to kdesudo until it's fixed.

>>> KWifiManager -- If I launch from the commandline as root, it does find a
>>> network, but the wrong one. I can't get it to let me select my in-home
>>> wifi connection. It lists it for a scan, but I see no means to make it
>>> select it. From my user account, I can't do anything with it at all.
>> I didn't have a chance to configure a network (my hard disk died soon
>> after I installed Debian), but if Debian has NetworkManager, you might
>> be able to use KNetworkManager. It will at least support WPA(1/2) if
>> you have the wpa_supplicant service started, but KWifi doesn't.
> KNetworkManager shows both the wired and wifi, but won't allow me to use
> them. The interface comes up and is locked, in the sense it doesn't react to
> the mouse. And I can't get into Admin mode because kdesu won't work.

KNetworkManager does require root in Debian AFAIK, so you'll either
have to wait or use kdesudo. Or you can take a more annoying and not
recomended path of logging in with root, using knetworkmanager,
logging out, and going back to your normal user.

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