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Old 11-25-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Reinstalled suse 9.0 and weird things happen

Well I just finished installing suse 9.0 pro twice yesterday.

After my system crash of last friday I reinstalled winxp pro and got around to installing suse tonight. Since I wanted to use the french accents I decided to go with french canadian keyboard durring the install. BIG MISTAKE.

I was no longer able to logon as root because my keyboard went wild. I needed to type "W" to get "Z" and other keys were messed up also. So I figured no problem I opened kwrite and started to figure out what keys I needed to press in order to type my root password correctly. I watched my share of old war movies so figured I had it beat. So I logon as root and changed my keyboard back in english and rebooted kde. Guess what, I can't logon as the user. Since I couldn't open kwrite from there I rebooted the system and auto logon saved the day ... but not so fast. Opened kwrite again to figure out the new spy code.
Unable to logon as root how matter what I typed. I had seen enough at this point so I reinstalled suse again using new install. This installed over it.

The second time around it did not see my printer like the other two times before. So I configured that and got my scroll mouse working in the process.

Another thing, I disabled the screen saver since I beleave it caused my system crash last week.

I started using it and I noticed afew differences from my first install last week. Whenever I clicked on a word file openoffice would open it and then open a blank (new document) at the same time. This time around it doesn't do that, it just opens the file I clicked on. Thats a good thing.

I had more trouble trying to make changes in the printer manager. I was trying to set the printer to print in draft. A window poped up asking for a password for the user I was logged in on. I typed it ... no good. I tried the root password ... no good. I changed the user name to root and typed the pw ... no good. I logged off and then logged in as root, went to the printer manager did the change and it worked. I'm not a linux or suse expert but I don't think this is the way it should be. I use suse 8.2 pro on another system and this funny business does not happen.

At this rate my plans to replace m$ on my office pc are in limbo.

Has anyone else noticed anything weird going on with suse 9.0 pro ?


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