Caieng are you installing the "fun" packages from the second install cd?
Thanks for asking.
Umm, NO. I have thus far run into problems without going into the second disk, so I had (obviously incorrectly) assumed that adding a second disk of unknowns would only exacerbate the diagnostic dilemma.
Once I have finished downloading today's release of VL 6.0 KDE Classic-Live, I will download the second cdrom for SOHO, and give it a shot.
Philosophically, may I interject, (perhaps an unappreciated zwei pfennigs!) that in my humble opinion, one does not gain, in the long run, by inserting a complicated mechanism of gears and levers and pulleys into an even more complex arrangement of similar parts, in order to figure out how to repair the defective, inserted components.
Politically, one may add that it is unattractive to indicate to a consumer, than in order for the "base" system to work properly, one must further acquire the deluxe version, notwithstanding any promises made prior to acquisition, that the base system alone would suffice.... Question: How would you feel if the car salesman informed you that antilock brakes were an attractive option, with only a modest increased cost, compared with standard brakes, but, that if one did not purchase the antilock brakes, then the car could not stop?
There might be a installer bug when using caps to type your user name make sure you do all in lower case and try again.
Well, I wouldn't know about that, I am far too lazy a person to ever employ capital letters.... I would add, that if such a bug exists, it needs to be found, and squashed, tout de suite.
...also has some fixes which includes allowing kdm root logins.
Well, again this is simply a personal perspective, but, I think that one ought not demand of a SOHO owner, Linux wizardry. In essence, this approach presupposes that the only folks eligible to use this SOHO edition of Vector Linux 6.0, must understand something about "root" versus "user", sufficient to create user accounts. I remind folks, who may have forgotten, that many of us did not emerge from the womb with intimate knowledge of Unix jargon, and consequently, a guy or gal who simply runs a small enterprise, and does not have time to fool around learning UNIX, will not be happy upon learning that this SOHO edition presupposes a level of "guru-ness" with which he/she may not be very comfortable.
It is MUCH better, in my opinion, to have VL-6 SOHO work, right out of the box. Plug it in, turn it on, boom, there's the office desktop. No muss, no fuss. That's only the perspective of one SOHO person, me. So, perhaps other members of the forum will disagree with me, that's fine. I may be completely wrong about this.
My idea on how to solve this problem is completely different: Since one must create users after disk two is installed, ANYWAY, if I have understood Vec's comment above, then, why not eliminate that terminal component of the installer routine, (create user accounts), which currently is not only inoperative, but also leads, at least in my hands, to a fatal crash?
The advantage of having unsophisticates participate in a beta testing routine is sometimes overlooked by those with more extensive knowledge. We poke and prod things which an intelligent person would never do, and in the process, uncover "defects", normally invisible, but, like the rare tornado or hurricane, can cause incredible damage if that rare combination of circumstances does arise. In this case we have someone who has zero interest in creating user accounts/passwords, etc, and simply wishes to use the computer for some aspect of running his/her small office/home office operation. He/She is the sole owner, sole operator, sole user, and has no need for other users
. Shouldn't a SOHO version of any operating system permit such an owner to operate his/her computer as he/she wishes, instead of the way some Linux trained engineer desires? (hint: there's a hundred other distros available that operate in the traditional UNIX modus operandi).
There's another way of addressing this issue: Does VL-6 SOHO desire to be a BIG OFFICE NETWORK SERVER? If the answer is no, then, one must inquire, why does the installer software, contrarily, yield to this SOHO person, the impression, that it is precisely this latter target population (and not the single, small entrepreneur) to which VL-6 SOHO is directed?
Regards, CAI ENG