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Old 05-21-2003, 05:00 PM   #16
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oh yeah, and whats "rm -rf /"?
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:01 PM   #17
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Edit: Slow modem, see?

That rm command will delete as much of your system as it can before it's so broken it cant continue

Try xf86config instead for Mandrake

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Old 05-21-2003, 05:03 PM   #18
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how do i login as root? i set up one additional person (ie me) and no-one else, is that root or is something else root?

hey, i hope u good people dont take this the wrong way - i am a medical student in the uk (we're meant to be clever, but i spose u see we all have weaknesses!!!) and i got an important written exam - i should like to take this up with you great people tomorrow if i could, that is, if u want!
thanx for all your help, i am sure that slowly, slowly, i should be able to change my opinion of this OS!
thanx again!
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:04 PM   #19
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Sorry - Mandrake uses "XFdrake" you can test from there too.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:06 PM   #20
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Originally posted by 5aboy
how do i login as root? i set up one additional person (ie me) and no-one else, is that root or is something else root?

hey, i hope u good people dont take this the wrong way - i am a medical student in the uk (we're meant to be clever, but i spose u see we all have weaknesses!!!) and i got an important written exam - i should like to take this up with you great people tomorrow if i could, that is, if u want!
thanx for all your help, i am sure that slowly, slowly, i should be able to change my opinion of this OS!
thanx again!
Root is the admin user for linux systems.

username: root
password: whatever you set it to during the install.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:07 PM   #21
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oh yeah, and whats "rm -rf /"?
rm = remove
-r = recursive
-f = force (no prompt)
/ = the base of your directory structure

What do you think it does?
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:32 PM   #22
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I think he meant in your signature...
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:35 PM   #23
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*facepalm* Jesus...
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:40 PM   #24
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*facepalm* Jesus...
lol
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:50 PM   #25
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am I missing something? *feeling kind of stupid*
 
Old 05-21-2003, 05:57 PM   #26
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My explaination was in post 21.

Then in post 22:
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Originally posted by Wraith2288
I think he meant in your signature...
Do you see what I am saying in my post?
 
Old 05-21-2003, 06:01 PM   #27
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oh, well... hm. I don't know... it made sense at the time. I thought you thought he'd done it... I don't know. I make assumptions too much.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 06:12 PM   #28
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anyway get to that prompt thingie you saw
type
su -
it will ask for root's password. give it.
type
XFdrake
and set it something simple like 800x600
and pay attention to the monitor settings
set your monitor to vertical refresh rate
something low like 72.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 02:32 AM   #29
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oh, well... hm. I don't know... it made sense at the time. I thought you thought he'd done it... I don't know. I make assumptions too much.
No worries, I think they are just having a little bit of fun.

Cool
 
Old 05-22-2003, 07:02 AM   #30
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There is a Mandrake video setup program called XFdrake.
I am not familiar with your video card, or what your monitor supports. If the resolution you selected doesn't show up on the monitor, but one of the others does, you can press CNTL-ALT-(keypad)+ to cycle through the resolutions.

I had a problem setting up XFree86 on my laptop, (i830 chip) and LM was the only distro at the time that worked for me.

I did have to upgrade my bios in order to use the full screen.
 
  


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