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Old 05-28-2009, 06:23 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Glorious Gloria!


I've just burned an image of Mint 7 to DVD and installed it on my main desktop. Verdict: A***. A fantastic out-of-the-box distro if ever I saw one. Nice work to whoever put this great OS together; it looks thoroughly professional.
The only criticism I would venture to make is that there doesn't seem to be an option any more for creating a Root password and I've always been rather wary that the use of 'sudo' may be insecure. Can someone please reassure me that I'm worrying about nothing?

Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:46 AM   #2
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A bit strange if they don't allow you to set root password during installation. Someone using Mint might be able to tell how to set one now after install.

Sudo isn't inherently that insecure. You only need to be a bit careful how you configure it. Give only your own user sudo access and then remember to lock your screen or log out when you leave the machine.

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Old 05-28-2009, 06:53 AM   #3
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Mint is based on Ubuntu isn't it?

Say no more.
 
Old 05-28-2009, 07:14 AM   #4
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Mint is close to perfect---except of course for the silly Ubuntu "no-root-user" thing.

To fix---in a terminal: "sudo passwd root"

the last Mint I tried gave you the option at the end to enable root.
 
Old 05-29-2009, 10:10 AM   #5
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I also just installed Gloria - great operating system!
 
Old 05-30-2009, 08:05 AM   #6
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in Gloria, the root password is now your own password, - no longer separate.
If you want a root user - add it in, using the user account option

& check which settings that you want it to have.
 
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in Gloria, the root password is now your own password, - no longer separate.
If you want a root user - add it in, using the user account option

& check which settings that you want it to have.
Unless Mint has done something really radical, I do not believe this is correct. Mint is a fork of Ubuntu, and the basic behavior has not changed in many moons....

"root" is always there----it is simply disabled by default. You enable it as I showed earlier.

To the best of my knowledge, neither Mint--nor Ubunt--ever had a separate root password by default.
 
Old 05-30-2009, 08:07 PM   #8
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Unless Mint has done something really radical, I do not believe this is correct. Mint is a fork of Ubuntu, and the basic behavior has not changed in many moons....

"root" is always there----it is simply disabled by default. You enable it as I showed earlier.

To the best of my knowledge, neither Mint--nor Ubunt--ever had a separate root password by default.
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The root password is now set as the same as the one chosen during the installation.
From the blog under "Important information and known issues:"
http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=847
 
Old 05-30-2009, 08:13 PM   #9
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How about that!!

Sorry for the mistake....

Does this mean you can enter "su -" and become root without entering a password?
 
Old 05-30-2009, 10:25 PM   #10
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I, too, am in love with Gloria. Very, very nice. Everything works a charm. It cannot get much better than this.

Amazing piece of work and I've wasted no time installing it on everything I can.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 08:00 AM   #11
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How about that!!

Sorry for the mistake....

Does this mean you can enter "su -" and become root without entering a password?
No, you still have to enter your password again.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:21 PM   #12
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No, you still have to enter your password again.
Yes that is correct unlock root and give it a password
 
Old 08-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #13
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I have to agree with you on Linux Mint 7. That's what I am using at the moment, so far, Mint and Mandriva are the ones that best work with me. Its running pretty good on me.

Well, except for one thing... I want to install it on my laptop as well, an Asus G50V, and I have worries about Gloria not working with my NetWork Adapter: "Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)"

I ask this because the previous version of Linux Mint DID have problems with that Network Adapter. I wonder if that problem got fixed with this new release.

Thanks,

MexDeath.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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in gloria the root password is same as the default user password
however you can assign seperate password using Kuser management for the user and root after logining in as root, default user password remains as the default password, you can also keep the default desktop different from the root desktop to avoid using root by mistake
so you can go back using two users root & default as in other linux OSes
 
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I have to agree with you on Linux Mint 7. That's what I am using at the moment, so far, Mint and Mandriva are the ones that best work with me. Its running pretty good on me.

Well, except for one thing... I want to install it on my laptop as well, an Asus G50V, and I have worries about Gloria not working with my NetWork Adapter: "Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)"

I ask this because the previous version of Linux Mint DID have problems with that Network Adapter. I wonder if that problem got fixed with this new release.

Thanks,

MexDeath.
I too have a realtex ethernet... working fine with gloria KDE CE.
 
  


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