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Old 12-15-2005, 10:57 AM   #46
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10.02 keyboard freeze


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By "my keyboard is dead", do you mean that when you type nothing appears (e.g. an asterisk)? If so, that's ok. Type your password and hit enter.
> Thanks Nylex for your posting.
No asterisks, nowt(as we say in Yorkshire.) There is nothing shown on the screen. Please see my last posting to Charred.

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Old 12-15-2005, 04:29 PM   #47
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What Nylex means is your keyboard is not dead, your input is just not being echoed to stout (the characters are not being printed to the screen) as a security measure. Enter your password and hit <enter>, the system will prompt you to re-enter it, and then you'll be good to go.

Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your system.

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Old 12-16-2005, 05:44 AM   #48
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[QUOTE=Charred]What Nylex means is your keyboard is not dead, your input is just not being echoed.....

>Good morning Charred. OK, I've got that.

When I first started the box this morning it ran from the hard disk for the first time, loading LILO and finished up with
deswood.login
Well I hadn't put in a password last time I ran setup but I am loath to run it again because of the apparent correct installation.

How do I start to re-enter my password from the prompt I got today?

I really need to find some more information on command line entries.
Do you know of a good site which would give me the Slackware commands for changing my password.

I do know how to delete my password using the text editor.

Thanks again
Des
 
Old 12-16-2005, 05:22 PM   #49
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See this post for my recommended reading list.

If you didn't enter a root password, just hit enter when it asks for a password.

Once in, enter passwd to change your password. It's just that simple.

I don't think there's anything wrong with your installation, unless you borked something when you cut the power. The behavior you described sounds normal to me.

If your system returns an error message (invalid password, or whatever) at login, use your boot disk or boot from Slackware CD1. You should be able to figure out how to boot from CD1 by searching this site--or perusing the Slackbook--and then following the onscreen instructions.

If you find you just can't get it sussed, let me know and I'll walk you through it, but I want you to try it on your own first. It'll help you break away from "thinking in Windows" faster than if I hold your hand the whole way (plus, my wife'd object and I just don't like men in that way ).

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Old 12-17-2005, 06:46 AM   #50
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Thanks Rick and the others who helped. System is now up and running and I can start the learning process. Very pleased to hear that your don't want to hold my hand. I'm same as you heh heh.
It is great when newbies can talk to blokes like you and get things moving forward. Most grateful.
Happy christmas
 
Old 12-19-2005, 06:12 PM   #51
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Anytime, golight.
 
  


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