Re: new to SuSE Linux 10.0
- From: Who Cares <ddorman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 15:56:38 -0400
TIS ME wrote:
"ac" <"aec$news"@candt.clara.co.uk> wrote in message
TIS ME wrote:
I am new to SuSE Linux. I need to know where to learn the basics. I
do not even know how to be a Super-user. If any one could help out
with a little info to get me started. thanx
be aware that super user (or 'root' user) is more powerful in many ways
than admin in windoze. When I began a couple of years ago, from a
'captive' windoze background that had prepared me well to accept
re-installs whenever necessary. The good news was that my linux novice
enthusiasm and ambition with root privileges gave me a number of
opportunities to use that experience. The even better news was that suse
installed really very quickly, apps included.
For the record (see note 1), reboot, and sign in as user 'root', using
root password. Now realise that you are probably the only person on the
planet doing it that way! and sign out quickly. It is dangerous!
It is usual to use carefully limited and targeted root priviliges for
example starting with the suse menu (I use KDE), choose
(Sign in as super user - SU)
(and have a look around, for example - )
(etc etc etc)
FWIW In my home system for some reason this SU approach does not work as
described above unless I have set up the network card to use a fixed IP
address (with nominated nameserver addresses), probably something to do
with my router which I have not bothered to follow up - I prefer fixed IP
Thanx for the info.
Looks like I am running the KDE. it is on a laptop, and I am trying to
install an ATi driver.
How Do I do that. YAST was not to much help. I still have a low res.
The Jem Report for SUSE 10.1, has a great write up on Intel video drivers
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