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Re: F10 and Gnome - not root login



On Tuesday 27 January 2009, Aldo Foot wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 4:40 AM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> 
wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 16:29 -0800, Aldo Foot wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Steve Searle <steve stevesearle com> 
wrote:
>>> > Around 12:18am on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (UK time), Aldo Foot 
scrawled:
>>> >> But now, seriously, how I'm I supposed to log in at the desktop when I
>>> >> was not offered the chance to create a regular user account during the
>>> >> installation?
>>> >
>>> > Firstboot will ask you to set up a user account.  Did you bypass this?
>>> >
>>> > Steve
>>>
>>> I never saw the firstboot routine.
>>> I actually did the install *twice* thinking that I had missed that, but
>>> no. That's why I'm puzzled.
>>>
>>> ~af
>>
>> Just to be clear. After the installation is complete you reboot. During
>> that reboot you are asked to setup a user account. Did that not happen
>> to you.
>
>Nope. It never did, hence the puzzle.
>I'm burning a new DVD right now.
>
>~af

FWIW, this is NOT an isolated case.  I've installed F10 twice on one box now, 
and both installs did that to me.  Not allowed a root login, but it never 
asked for a user to be setup.  So I installed again, and again it failed to 
ask for a user to be setup.  I didn't try a 3rd time on that box, plugging in 
a Mint Linux dvd instead, but that release everybody was having orgasms over 
wasn't anywhere near ready for prime time.

That box now has ubuntu-8.04 LTS on it, but it may wind up with 6.06 LTS 
simply because the newer X has 1 second or more in lags the screen update, 
and for emc, that is very much _not_ a tolerable thing.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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