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Old 01-27-2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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Just what you all wanted another Newbie. As almost all others I imagine, I'm new from windows. I have been building and repairing windows machines for about 20 years, not charging for my labor but only for the parts. Anyway, I'm 76 and retired. My issue is that I downloaded a copy of Ultimate Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and installed it on my first try and all went well until I tried to change the font size using a downloaded program for that purpose. after doing according to the instructions all that changed was losing all the icons on the desktop. Per instructions I reversed the changes I had made but no change. I finally reinstalled and have done so 10 times or more but when it installs it never asks me to enter a user name and password for the root or anything else. If anyone has a solution it would be greatly appreciated since everything requires a password. Greetz and thanks. jimmyboy01
 
Old 01-27-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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Hi
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using a downloaded program for that purpose.
what program and from where did you get it for the Debian derivative Mint17

there is no need to download anything

changing the system font size used is built in
just like on windows xp to 10

what Desktop enviroment are you using ?

Gnome3 ?
the gnomeshell FALLBACK ?
KDE ?
xfce ?
lxde ?
what ?
 
Old 01-27-2016, 05:57 PM   #3
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The program I downloaded and used is dconf Editor. Thanks for your response and sorry I didn't include that in my initial post, I had to go look it up. I'm sure your already aware, but the issue is not the fonts, it's the lack of a screen during installation enableing one to imput a user name and password for the root.

Well, just found the answer to my own question. Apparently the version I installed puts in it's own user name and password. If anyone encounters the same issue, the answer is: Account name : Ultimate Mint Live v1.5 64-bit
Root username : mint17
Root password : cinnamon17
Computer name/host name : ultimate
Keyboard layout : English US
Weather applet location: New York, USA

This is applicable to all 3 versions of Ultimate Linux Mint 1.1, 1.2 and 1.5

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Old 01-27-2016, 06:07 PM   #4
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Just what you all wanted another Newbie.
Sure, the more the merrier! That's what we're here for, to help those who have problems with their Linux systems, just like you.

Regards...
 
Old 01-27-2016, 06:13 PM   #5
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I'd be careful of Ultimate Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. It is not officially packaged by LinuxMint.

See http://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php
 
Old 01-27-2016, 06:21 PM   #6
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Hi.

Try:
Code:
sudo passwd
unless that distro comes with a default root password, to change?

To add a user:
Code:
sudo adduser
best wishes and have fun!

Last edited by jamison20000e; 01-27-2016 at 06:24 PM. Reason: spell checked
 
Old 01-27-2016, 07:14 PM   #7
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Anyway, I'm 76 and retired.
Late bloomer I see... well it's about time, Linux has been around for 25 years. On 5 October 1991 Linus Torvalds first released an operating system kernel that provided GNU a base of operation. hence GNU/Linux was born into this world... if you can figure out Windows you'll figure out Linux. The only thing with Linux there is a lot of diversity, so when asking questions it helps others to know just what "model and make" you're running and such... I hope you grow to enjoy Linux.

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Old 01-28-2016, 07:26 AM   #8
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jimmyboy01,

Welcome to LQ.

You obviously know your way around Windows systems, so Linux should be a piece of cake.

Depending on your hardware, you may do better with installing Linux Mint 17.3 (either MATE or Xfce):

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

Linux Mint 17.2 review:
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/l...t-rafaela.html

Some things to do after installation:
https://sites.google.com/site/easyli...int-mate-first
 
  


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