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Old 03-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
johnmist
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knoppix 6 install


Was wondering if anyone could help.

I've installed Knoppix 6 on a dual boot with Win 2K, but am struggling
to find the following information:

- This was installed without passwords. How would I find out any existing default passwords and new ones from the terminal. Do I need one for 'root' and '/' and how is this done?

- Is there a default firewall installed and what about antivirus?

- The graphics are ok, but is there any way I can make improvements on an old (1999) toshiba laptop?

- How would I set up a printer?

Many Thanks for any help...
 
Old 03-24-2009, 09:54 AM   #2
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Lots of questions, I have not used V6, but am familiar with Knoppix.

Passwords, as I remember there are none on a HD install. For root, I think you can 'su' and press enter for the password. It is a live distro, and therefore is not secured.

Firewall, never seen one when I've run it, at least not by default.

Antivirus - you don't need one, unless you want to scrub a windoze partition. I think clamav is included for that purpose.

Graphics. This one is a little harder to answer, It would help if you posted the hardware you are using. I see it is a Toshiba lappy, what model? and post the results of 'lspci' ( without the quotes ).

That should list the card type you have.

Printer. Cups is included. Open a browser, in the url bar type http://localhost:631 This will connect you to cups. If it does not respond, there are menues at the bottom to start cups.
In cups you can add a printer. You need to find out what driver supports your printer. Find that at linixprinting.org. There is a data base of supported printers and the drivers there.

Hope this helps...
 
Old 03-24-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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The previous posting is correct: root account on Knoppix has no password (at least not by default). Just add an entry password when asked. 'su' will not even ask for a root password.

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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knoppix 6 install

Yeah, the whole passwords thing on this is quite strange. The system boots up as root@microknoppix:/#, so I'm wondering what's the precise syntax in the terminal to change this as there are no password prompts.

I read somewhere that there are 3 types of install: debian, knoppix and beginner default. I'm guessing mine is either knoppix or beginner default, so if it's knoppix (a copy of the live cd), apparently I'm not allowed multiple users...!!

To answer the above it's a Toshiba 1670 CDS. Re graphics, lspci says:

knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)

00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller

00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1420 PC card Cardbus Controller

00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)

00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)

00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03)

00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic Crystal CS4281 PCI Audio (rev 01)

00:10.0 Communication controller: Rockwell International HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 (rev dc)

06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)


At the same time whilst this system is really great fun, I'm wondering if it was the best to install on my HD. I've only got 160MB RAM so not much to play with, although it did install a 1GB swap partition. Did try DSL, but that wasn't the best either.

Security's an important issue though...
 
  


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