I am trying to follow a guide to set up a 3 Internet dongle on an EEE PC net book running incognito.
Firstly I should ask: is there some preference? are some dongles better than others? ie easier to set up
This is the guide that I am using: http://www.greenhughes.com/content/using-huawei-e169g-usb-mobile-internet-modem-eee
I'm having trouble at the very early step of copying a config file into my /etc/ folder. I cannot simply mv - it tells me permission is denied. So I need to be super user to do this. but sudo is severely restricted.
I don't quite understand the message it gives me, saying I need to start incognito with debug mode present on the kernel command line.
Could someone elaborate a little bit on this message? why is the root password normally scrambled for security reasons?
so does this mean that I need to run from debug mode every time I am installing some software or fiddling with the system? what is the purpose of this? is it so that n00bs can have a secure system that they cannot mess up too easily?