Bug#417749: installation-report: A few glitches when installing on Samsung M40 plus
On Wednesday 04 April 2007 15:28, Eugen Dedu wrote:
> - detect network interfaces: I have a wired (with the cable plugged
> into computer) and wi-fi with WEP network. The computer has noth a
> wired and wireless interface. During detection, the installer shows
> eth0 as Ethernet ... and eth1 as Broadcom (4407 I think)
> ... (wi-fi). When I do DHCP on eth0 (wired), it receives no answer.
> When I do DHCP on eth1 (wi-fi), the DHCP server responds. However,
> because of the WEP is impossible that it has used wi-fi connection.
> Conclusion: the two interfaces are interchanged (the Ethernet is in
> fact the wi-fi and viceversa).
This seems very unlikely. You will have to provide more detailed
information (like the content of /etc/network/devnames and the full
output of 'ifconfig') to us before we can investigate this.
> - For any of the two interfaces it does not ask me about a WEP key.
The installer has support for wireless and asking the WEP key, but
personally I have no experience with using it.
> - TimeZone: I have chosen English/GB as language (at beginning of the
> installation) because I prefer to have English as language. So at
> TimeZone the installer proposed me UK/London, but I cannot change it
> to France/Paris. I propose to add a button such as "Change proposed
> - Upon installation of base system: at swsusp package I was asked "The
> swap is not active and suspend to ... is impossible. Continue
> without it?" What does yes and no buttons mean here? I choosed
> "No" but the installation has continued!
> - I chose to use sudo, and not to log in as root. Now, many
> applications in GNOME->Administrator menu (changing Date/Hour too)
> ask for root password. How can I start them from the menu if I do
> not know root password?
This is not an installer issue. Apparently there are some Gnome
applications that do nit use gksu.
> - There is no menu in GNOME to suspend to RAM. How can I suspend to
> RAM (without executing "echo mem >/sys/power/state")? It is very
> useful for laptops!
Please ask that on the debian-user list.