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Author Topic: pop ups when logging in as root  (Read 1950 times)
tekra
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« on: July 12, 2007, 10:59:28 pm »

Hi:
I have installed Vector Linux soho 5.8  Having a good time. But I get this pop up when I login as root from, Kwlan "Could not find your user name" and another box behind it "Unabe to start WPA Supplicant" internet works fine email works fine to.
Also when I start VASM the first item autodetect hardware gives me a prompt that I must shut down X to have this function?
Next is I really do not get the mount idea. Can I actually look at my windose partion from Linux? Can MP3 files be transferred to Linux from Windose?
Behind a Dlink DI-524 wireless router no other boxes hooked up yet.
Thanks for any help.
Sound works really (Amorak) good, printer another story for later.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 03:39:13 am »

tekra,

I don't know about the root login popups, but:

1) Yes, VASM does require you to shut down X in order to autodetect and setup hardware.

2) You can in fact look at your Windows partition from Linux, and copy files to your Linux partition, as long as the Windows partition is mounted.  You can also copy files to your from Linux to Windows partition, though I think you have to have fuse and ntfs-3g set up to write to an NTFS partition (NTFS is the standard filesystem for Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista).  I don't have an NTFS partition so I'm not sure if that is set up automatically or not.  If you search this forum with the terms "fuse" and "ntfs-3g" you can probably find out some things about that.

3)  You can set up your system using VASM so that any partitions that you want to mount will do so automatically at boot.  Start VASM, choose Super VASM, enter your root password, choose filesystem, and follow the instructions from there.

4) It's not recommended that you log into a graphical interface (such as KDE or Xfce) as root, as you can fairly easily damage your system that way.  For just about everything that I know of, you can do with "sudo" or su to root from a terminal while logged in as a regular user.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 02:09:13 am »

When trying to mount an NTFS partition like Windows, via VASM, it wil write this in fstab:

Code:
/dev/hda1   /mnt/windows  ntfs ntfs-3g 0 0

However, I gave VASM the correct option: ntfs-3g.

After trying to 'mount -a' I got an error, and had to remove 'ntfs'. So the correct mounting line would be:

Code:
/dev/hda1   /mnt/windows  ntfs-3g 0 0
in your /etc/fstab

Hopefully this helps another newbie like me out Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 06:12:16 am »

Vasm is not ntfs-3g ready. When it to refers to options, it is precisely that, the mount options, not the mount type... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 07:34:28 am »

Jup, you're right Joe. My mistake.
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