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Aunt Clyde

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Hi Everyone! I'm Brand New To Vector Linux
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:38:32 pm »

Hi everyone!

I'm brand new to Vector Linux, but I'm not a Linux newbie, since I've been using Ubuntu for the past two years.  I wanted to try Vector Linux Light because I found Ubuntu 10.04 to be very slow.  Also, my laptop is not exactly new.  I have 512 megs of RAM. 

Anyway, I was finally able to install Vector Linux Light 6.0.  However, and I feel like a big klutz, I totally forgot my login name.  I actually don't remember being asked for a login name when I was installing and configuring the OS.  I do remember setting up a hostname, which for me is 

So if any of you have any idiot-proof suggestions on how I can retrieve my login name, that would be great. 

Thank you very much.


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Re: Hi Everyone! I'm Brand New To Vector Linux
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 04:15:40 am »

Hi Aunt Clyde,

Welcome to Vector, hope it will suit your needs.

If you installed the Live version, the password is "vector" for users root and vl.
On a traditional install, you may have skipped the creation of user and/or password, in which case you should be able to log in as root with a blank password. Once logged in, look in /home to see what users are on the system. Ignore the "ftp" user, it is a system account for package management.


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Re: Hi Everyone! I'm Brand New To Vector Linux
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 05:46:03 am »

welcome to VL Aunt Clyde,
Hope you find the distro to your liking and will stick around for a long time.
Enjoy :)
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