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@ jefro - I had the explicit choice during install (I use Arch) to have sudo installed or not, I dont like the idea of "too many cooks in the kitchen" as the Flemmish saying goes...and sudo might just be a blank invitation to the "kitchen"...
OK Following on from your suggestion I read that having a root password is not advisable
Quite the contrary! You need the root password, but use it wisely...like spice on a dish, just enough...
Just use the day-to-day password, and the root password when need be...
Eh...you get the drift
Last edited by ButterflyMelissa; 03-13-2011 at 01:35 PM.
Ok thanks for all the comments but I'm getting a little confused here as to what I should try to do next..
Remembering my problem, and that I am currently in user mode in the terminal after booting into Recovery mode and fail safe graphic mode
Should I :
1. Create a root password is so how do I do that ?
2. How do I move from day to day User mode to root mode from my current position ?
3. Try to find the location of the xorg.conf file (bear in mind I am trying to remove this file). How do I locate it from my current position ?
Please see post number 7. This was from my first attempt at installing Ubuntu where I could not boot into the GUI only into terminal.
Since then I have done a complete reinstall of both Ubuntu and Xp onto this laptop. Yes, something appears to be different on this install, (don't ask we why)
but at least I can now get into the GUI in reduced graphic mode.