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Old 12-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Red face Help with suse v 12.10

Hi everybody,

Have spent all day today, trying to install Suse 12.10, which I purchased from the Linux Shop.
Have installed the program 5 times, and after I removed the extra Network Card, Sound Card and VGA Nvidia Graphics card, I managed to get the sytem installed O.K.

When I was installing I did not give a user name and password..(because I had problems before) Now as soon as suse starts Is asking me for User Name and Password. I Leave it BLANKA, because I did not enter any... Then I use the User Name and Password I used on previous installations. NO JOY... Can some one help???

Thanks and regards

Old 12-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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If you are able to log in as root you can do two things

1) you can log in as root in the graphical interface (No recommended due to too many exploitable and vulnerabilities in graphical applications and sush). However once you are in as root you can run YaST and set up a user account from there under the User and Groups managements.


2) log in as root in text mode by pressing ctrl+alt+f2 type root as login then type password and issue the command

# useradd -m -g users -s /bin/bash john
that will create the user then type
passwd john
that will let you set a password for the user john

If you dont have a root pasword you can always re install

good luck to
Old 12-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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Have installed the program 5 times
It's not a program, it is an operating system. Did you get a CD/DVD from the "Linux Shop" which you used for the installation?
The last Opensuse I installed was release 12.1 which prompted to create a user and give the user a password. If that was not done, you were then prompted to create a root password. After the installation completes, you are prompted to reboot and remove the installation media from the computer. The installation will then proceed with an Automatic Configuration page which will download and install additional packages. You should then be taken to the login screen. If you didn't create a user or root password, I would expect problems but I've never tried that so don't really know what would happen.

You say you try the user name and password of previous installations, of what?
Is this the only operating system you have on the computer?
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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hi ""
( you really SHOULD REMOVE your mail address from the user name -- you WILL 100% get spammed , bots crawl this site.

there is no OpenSUSE 12.10
there is OpenSUSE 12.1 , and that is about to go END OF LIFE soon
( but you still have 139 days )

the current is OpenSUSE is 12.2 and should be used -- if at all possible

Have installed the program 5 times, and after I removed the extra Network Card, Sound Card and VGA Nvidia Graphics card, I managed to get the sytem installed O.K.
it is not a good idea to remove hardware before installing , and doubly/ triple so with OpenSUSE
opensuse uses a TON of scripts to AUTO set up ,Auto start, and auto run things on boot .
and it is a pain to manually configure them after the install ( life with suse)

When I was installing I did not give a user name and password
suse is moving to become like Ubuntu in that "sudo" is used and the root account is just a "leftover"
you can do a custom install and create a root account USING a different password than your normal user
see the install guide
but opensuse 12.2 SHOULD be used .

Can you please post your hardware specs
the CPU ?
the amount of RAM ?
what is the network card ?
what is the 3d card ?
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